just brew it! wrote:Usacomp2k3 wrote:Well I had a weak moment and bought a 8TB external WD Red drive for $150 at Best Buy. My plan now is to shuck the drive and put it in the NAS then move everything to that. I’ll then put one of the 2 current drives in as a duplication drive (probably going to use the “hybrid-raid” or whatever that is called). I’ll then put the other current drive in the external chassis and have that be a daily backup. We’ll see in 24-hours.
Also I’ll be able to plug in both surveillance cameras and play with that aspect right off the top.
What have people's experiences been with shucking externals? I've heard that some models have stopped using a separate USB-to-SATA converter (i.e. main logic board is native USB), so you can't use them as a standard SATA drive.
I haven't heard of this. But it's probably a good idea to check a teardown guide/video of the drive you're looking at from ifixit/youtube beforehand, and that would tell you if there's something fishy with the drive inside.
I've been using Seagate Expansion 8TB externals (the process is the same for the smaller capacities), the drives inside are ST8000DM004 5400 rpm drives with 256 MB of cache that are pretty quiet.