Can i use WD SA500 2.5” SATA in a thunderbolt DAS?

Hi guys,
I am looking for some external storage for my Mac Studio and i’m thinking about going for a thundebolt 3 enclosure populated by some sata ssd (for quiet op, capacity, speed)

I am going to buy the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini (TB3) and i want to use some WD SA500 to go with it (2 TB & 4 Tb models)

Is there any issue using the SA500 with a direct attached storage instead of NAS ?

The DAS will work in an on-and-off scenario, going to sleep when my Mac sleeps

Any difference between the SA500 and a “regular” SSD like the Samsung Evo 870, when used in a DAS ?

Thank you !

Hi @mistd,

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