I just upgraded my QNAP 6-bay NVR, replacing 6 3TB WD Red drives with 6 8TB Purple drives. I chose the surveillance drives because I was hoping they would be quieter and cooler. So far they are neither. They run much hotter, close to 114 degrees, 24/7 vs the 98 degrees of the 3TB. I can live with the higher temps, but the noise isn’t great. They are constantly “clicking”.
I am recording around 2.5 MB/sec across 8 cameras on 6 drives in RAID5. All drives are constantly making a clicking noise. I was wondering if this is related to head parking and if it is something I can adjust using a WD utility.
Would I be better off with the 6TB. This has been a disappointing upgrade.