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Hey Amazon, Packing a HDD with just a bubble pack into a single carton is just criminal. Just received my HDD... put inside my NAS: not working with a strange noise during the first power on: the HDD is dead. Update: a new part has been sent immediately after my complain. Nice quality of service... but the packing was not better that the initial one. This time the HDD was OK... he just died after 3 weeks. CHANGE THE WAY YOU PACK HDD, There are standards packings that work well.
I don't recommend anybody to purchase any HDD at Amazon
I bought another pair of the 4TB WD Red Pro drives to go in another
NAS, my third now. These drives have the extra benefit of being optimised for NAS working and are heavy duty, and the Synology knows about them and how to make the best use of the system.
Except for some chatter when the heads are seeking, I cannot hear them working unless I use a screwdriver as a "mechanic's stethoscope" on the box. The box runs cool.
The drives do not come with a fitting kit, but this is not required in most installations which expect to see standard drives and have appropriate mounting systems, as is the case with the Synology.
Commissioning and drive checking took about an hour, including unpacking, initialising, updating, and installing all the software and permissions needed.
The end capacity in the NAS is not 4TB, but much closer to 3.6TB after big-drive formatting and RAID system are taken into account. However I am happy with this as it is about two years worth of storage, and then it will be time for another newer RAID drive.
More smaller new systems with incremental improvements instead of one big old slow one is like having several easily managed baskets for one's precious eggs instead of a big heavy one just asking to be dropped.
I've returned 4 x 2TB drives twice. One of each set of four had bad sectors, as reported by a brand new Synology NAS -- different bay each time, so disinclined to attribute the issue to the NAS itself.
It's probably worth mentioning that I ordered component boxed drives and they arrived clattering around in a box that was large enough to put a small microwave in, with about five of those useless plastic bubbles to keep them company. BOTH TIMES.
Decided against ordering a third set from Amazon and saved £40 by buying 4 x 3TB Red drives from elsewhere -- where they packaged them properly for shipping!
I achieve 126MB/sec throughput to this, on a Z390-P motherboard from an i5-8500. Not stunning, especially given the price and the "Pro" moniker. It's also extremely loud when seeking. And it runs hot. I was particularly disappointed by the seller shipping method though - just a thin layer of bubble-wrap, in a thin standard Amazon cardboard wrap - not really any way I think a 10TB drive should be treated.
The two 4TB discs installed first time on a Synology 216+, each took about 10 hours to complete an extended scan and then recover the data from the existing disc. Automatically increased the volume from 1.8 to 3.6TB. Slightly more noise from the new discs but an acceptable level. The last set of 2TB discs failed with sector errors which is poor since they were purchased in May 2017. The despatch from Amazon Germany was efficient and I was kept well informed, unfortunately the despatching staff did not see the need to put sufficient packaging around the discs. The box was too large for the items and the items had broken the side and top of the box. Thankfully the discs survived, another plus but thats the last time I have an Amazon order sent overseas.