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Registered: ‎2008-10-27

4TB compatibility

Another question about hard drives!

The official HCL lists Hitachi 3TB and 4TB Ultrastar as compatible with the new (and indeed old) readynas devices - ie the 102/4 etc.

Does that mean that the 3TB and 4TB Deskstar drives by Hitachi are likely to function OK as well?

I am reluctant to use Barracudas in part due to their poor rep in larger sizes but also their limited 1 year warranty. I plan to run the new 104 with 2 drives initially, either 3 or 4TB each and expand the array to the full 4 discs using the same one initially selected.

Any tips?
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Re: 4TB compatibility

It's possible that other drives may work. However so note that NetGear can and will deny support if you use drives that are outside the compatibility list.
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Registered: ‎2008-10-27

Re: 4TB compatibility

Is there any reason why drives are on the HCL for the Ultra 6 but not for the newer models?
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Re: 4TB compatibility

lanceorion wrote:
Is there any reason why drives are on the HCL for the Ultra 6 but not for the newer models?
If there is, Netgear hasn't said so.

Unfortunately, they don't publish a list of drives that they tested and are known not to work.
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