WD 2TB 6Gbps SATA III Hard Disk Drive - Green £58.50 @Amazon - HotUKDeals
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I was looking for a hard drive for my NAS closure. I thought this one was good and it was 60+ on other websites.

This green version provides better performance, e.g. more cool, more quite and few power consumption, than the others at 7200rpm level.

Maybe Flubit would also provide a better price if you have an account there.
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You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...
#2
it is still there at the same price, but needs more time to deliver
#3
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...

I bought a 2TB green recently and didn't need to adjust the head parking time, and I use Ubuntu.
#4
Anyone recommend a good nas drive to use with virgin superhub? Sub £200.
#5
Mine still goes clickidy click all the time. Just waiting for it to fail. (Been waiting months!)
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joshtbh
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...

I bought a 2TB green recently and didn't need to adjust the head parking time, and I use Ubuntu.

pretty sure the head parking is only enabled for external drives
#7
tommyotto
Anyone recommend a good nas drive to use with virgin superhub? Sub £200.

may or may not suit your situation depending on space etc, but if you don't need it to be tiny, I would without doubt go down the HP Microserver route.
#8
ando
joshtbh
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...

I bought a 2TB green recently and didn't need to adjust the head parking time, and I use Ubuntu.

pretty sure the head parking is only enabled for external drives

didn't know that, cheers.
#9
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...

As someone who just lost two disks in a week (seagate) I'm making sure i buy WD RED in future. My NAS is screwed and need to see if I can recover anything from my pc. Good deal though.
#10
I only turn my Nas on for a few hours a day in the evening so just a normal hard drive would be best for me?
#11
Usually dispatched in 3 - 4 weeks ....
#12
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...

Before touching wdidle3 you should actually run your drive under normal conditions for a few days and check see what your load cycle counts are.
#13
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/wd-2tb-6gbps-sata-iii-hard-disk-drive-green.jpg

Hmm but wont a Green be preferable for a NAS since its a small enclosed space (heat) and its always on (energy ??
#14
Wdidle3 confirms that parking is set to 8 secs on my internal drive on disk hardware, Linux make no difference. You can set to max 300 secs or disable it, remember that in windows it will also be set under power options.
#15
Its cheap but i wouldnt use one of these in a NAS, i wont be using any at all from now on after latest one died. WD red/black for me in future.
#16
iceman85
Adrian7
You should probably disable the head parking with WdIdle3 in a NAS.

I do wonder if WD will deny warranty if SMART says running time is thousands of hours since it's not for NAS use like the Red... I also needed some HDDs for my NAS and went with Red just in case...
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/wd-2tb-6gbps-sata-iii-hard-disk-drive-green.jpg

Hmm but wont a Green be preferable for a NAS since its a small enclosed space (heat) and its always on (energy ??

AFAIK Green & Red are the same save firmware - but the Green is not NAS rated so I'm thinking WD might not honour warranty if it has been running for thousands of hours continuously in a NAS - whether that's good for the HDD or not.

AFAIK default head parking also needs to be increased/disabled so that you don't get thousands of park/engage during its lifetime.

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