Hi, I know the topic has been discussed to death on other forums, but i am looking for WD’s or other authorized members’ advice here. I have three new 4TB WD Blue drives working in a home NAS (please DO NOT get into the colour discussion here, blue, red, black, etc, thank you - this thread is not about that) in a RAID setup.
I use the share rather rarely, maybe once a day or less, some days a few times a day.
My question to the WD techs and other people is very simple: should i put the drives to sleep overnight or not? Spin them down or keep running 24x7? I want to prolong their life obviously. I have read that spindowns may be bad for the drive, so what if i have about 365 spindowns per year (ie. daily at night). Bad or not? Keep them running all the time instead? Thank you!