advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: July 16, 2019 07:18AM
I am hoping to add another backup drive to my system.

My current imac has a 3TB fusion drive.

I backup using CCC and Time Machine, and I keep a backup of each system.

The backupped files are my business and personal files along with client footage (motion and still).

While editing, I load the work onto a 1TB SSD.

But I have never used "NAS".

Can a NAS drive be used in a non raid simple backup system?

This is the drive I'm looking at:

[www.amazon.com]

Any and all info is appreciated.

Thumbs up.

Rob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2019 07:18AM by robfilms.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 16, 2019 07:55AM
Will work fine.You just won't be able to take advantage of some of the features without NAS software or a controller to do things like monitor and notify you of bad sectors of a high heat condition etc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: July 16, 2019 07:59AM
It could, but it isn't the best choice.

The programming built into the drives is optimized for specific tasks.
The NAS drives contain special programming that makes it better suited to RAID applications (NAS = storage connected over the network, RAID = many drives connected together to act as one).

While you probably won't notice any significant issues, you can use a less expensive drive optimized for backup and be just fine.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: July 16, 2019 08:19AM
the linked WD RED NAS: $90/4TB/3yr warranty

anyone offer a better solution?

tia

rob
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 16, 2019 11:58AM
You can find a Seagate 4TB for less but the WD Red or there is a WD Datacenter drive on sale at Newegg for $88 in 4TB size.

The regular WD Blue consumer drive is rated at 300,000 hrs MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) while the Red NAS is 1,000,000 hrs and the WD Datacenter RE drive is 1,200,00 hrs.

You won't be able to do things like communicate with the NAS drives for things like errors but they should be more reliable and will have things like dual drive motors for less vibration and have better heat control
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: WD RED NAS drive for non raid simple backup?
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 16, 2019 12:44PM
Assuming you already have a case to put it into?

The drive isn’t a “deal” — lots of good bare 4TB drive out there for aRound the same price.



----


Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 210
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020