I have these really old 2.5" mechanical hard drives, 160 and 200 GB. I don't really need them any long, but it seems like a real waste to just get rid of them.If they are still making the 1TB they wont be for long. You can get 2.5" SATA SSD's for as little as $51 (Teamgroup on Amazon for example) compared to the $80 the 1TB RED 2.5" is going for!
Thanks. I don't need a lot of capacity. My Synology 2-bay has two 1TB 2.5" WD RED HDD in RAID 1 storage pool and it is only at 9% usage. So I might even go for two 500GB WD RED SSD and still be way under what I need.I have a Synology 4 bay full of 3.5" Reds sitting on a shelf about 4 feet from me. There is nothing noisy about them at all. Either step up to 3.5" for capacity or do like several others have suggested and migrate to SSDs.
I need to buy a storage drive for someone doing video editing. Should I go for HDD or SSD? 1TB SSD is still expensive.... but, the price gap is lowering, somewhat. The larger HDD 3TB+ is still better /TB but less than that - 2TB HDD is $100 - $110, at least here. A cheap TLC 1TB is $70.Wow I'm so surprised. If SSD is OK for NAS now, I would totally prefer that over mechanical drives. I had never considered SSD because last time I built a computer, SSD was only something you put your OS and other software on, and HDD were for data storage. I just assumed this meant that SSD is not reliable enough to trust for data storage or NAS use. But perhaps it was just because SSD was too small/expensive. Maybe SSD has improved since then. I don't recall any NAS SSD existing before.
Thanks, this is a great idea! I may just go for SSD!