- H3IKNAS40003272SN (0S03664)
SATA 6 Gb/s
- 5 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Terrible Value 2017 Build
NAS drives are called NAS drives for a reason. They belong tucked away in a server rack far away from your desktop and ears. These are hot & loud. I'm not entirely sure if the drives themselves are to blame, or if running them in raid 1 with IRST is to blame. Regardless I spent months tuning fan curves and tinkering with air flow in my case to keep them idling ~40 C. At one point they were reaching <52 C! They're certainly rated for those temps but data shows the failure rates of harddrives skyrocket over 45 C average temps. In retrospect raid 1 was a dumb backup solution and I didn't need premium drives for media storage. A cheap 5400 rpm green drive inside my case and a hotswap dock for backup every month or so would be a much smarter solution.