I want to set up a media server at home using the synology DS418 play.
I plan to use 4 WD NAS drives. I want to use the 6TB WD RED PRO for the 5yr warranty.
The product page and brief for the red advises that I use the regular RED drives for upto 8 bays and the pro for anything over 8.
please refer https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-red-pro-sata-hdd#WD2002FFSX
Full specifications > compatibility. “WD Red™ Pro NAS hard drives are recommended for use in medium to large NAS systems with up to 24 bays. For systems that use 1-8 bays, please consider WD Red hard drives.”
Why should i consider the regular red drives?
Can i use a red pro with my regular caviar green drives for the time being in my pc till i set up the NAS?
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