NAS drive or Normal HDD for internal PC use

Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub Registered Users Posts: 10,572 Major grins

I am looking to add a second internal HDD to my PC for photo/video storage. while searching I came across NAS HDDs which are more durable and can run 24 x7 use. My use is not extensive nor I don't see myself in need of 24x7 access to my photo and video data, I just turn on my PC once a week for editing photos, and rarely for the whole day. I don't see myself spending on the dedicated NAS enclosure in near future (i have 2 TB WD MyBook for external data backup which I do every few months). Now should I go for regular 4TB WD green, or 2 TB WD RED NAS, Toshiba 4TB NAS is also available for the same price.


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    WookehWookeh Registered Users Posts: 3 Big grins
    On the off chance you're still looking for an answer on this...

    In theory, NAS drives are built to withstand vibrations caused by having 8 of them in an enclosure together. This is about read/write errors during normal use, not durability. NAS drives are exactly as durable as non-NAS drives. Go with the regular WD drive(s).
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