Thought I would share this:
part of my message I sent to WD support:
However, it seems I can’t find anymore WD10EADS drives.
Therefore, could you send me a list of all compatible hard disks
that could fit into the ShareSpace WDA4NC20000 (EARS ? EARX ? other ?)
Here, the answer I received from WD support:
(I only hide the name of the person who replied and mine: WDsupport and ME)
Dear Mr. ‘ME’,
Thank you for contacting Western Digital Customer Service and Support. My name is ‘WDsupport’.
We apologize for the late reply to your message.
The best drives for a Nas or raid setting are the RE drives.
These are that more expensive drives.
Model nummer WD1003FBYX.
Or modelnumber WD1000FYYG
For the a bit lower price:
If you have any further questions, please reply to this email and we will be happy to assist you further.
So, as opposed to anything I read in this (and other) forum, it seems the WD Sharespace 2TB can accept:
- WD10EARS (in my country the WD1001FALS is unavailable …) OR
- WD1003FBYX (7,200 RPM, Buffer Size 64 MB, SAS 3 Gb/s. WD RE line ) OR
- WD1000FYYG (7,200 RPM, Buffer Size 32 MB. WD RE line , SAS 6 Gb/s )
Too good to be true ? Is this really the answer for the WDA4NC20000 product ?
Well, unfortunately, WD support already gave me wrong answers in the past. So to be completely honest, I must say that I do not trust this reply. If anyone is willing to test and share, fine. I personnaly won’t. I have several other WD products, which I am very happy with (meaning I did not need any support for these yet), but I will stop using WDA4NC20000 and any network storage product from WD.