What kind of hard drives is suitable for installation into TNAS?
TNAS can install 2.5 inch SATA hard drive, 3.5inch desktop SATA hard drive or 2.5 inch SSD. Since TNAS is kind of storage device that needs to work long hours, even work for 24 hours a day and seven days per week, so not all kinds of hard drives are suitable for TNAS because of high demand on hard drive and. Improper hard drive may lead to data lost and even unusable product case. At present, the desktop hard drive in the market includes the following categories:
Desktop hard drive: desktop hard drive is designed for installing desktop computer with one hard drive. Desktop hard drive is relatively affortable that have no vibration protection and error correction capability, which is more prone to damage or loss of data on RAID. As a result, we do not recommend using desktop hard drive in TNAS.
Enterprise hard drive: enterprise hard drive is frequently produced with more advanced technology and excellent components to provide better performance, POH, MTBF, vibration protection and error correction capability. Enterprise hard drives apply to large amounts of data reading and transmission. It indicates that enterprise hard drive is more applicable to enterprise with large number of employees to access files, data servers or virtual storage systems at the same time. Enterprise hard drive is suitable for use in TNAS but it costs higer.
NAS hard drive: it is specially designed for NAS storage system. Compared with desktop hard drive, NAS hard drive has better durability, more balanced performance and power consumption. Compared with enterprise hard drive, NAS hard drive is more affordable, and is ideal for NAS users.
Surveillance hard drive: In order to meet the demand of all-weather long vedio, surveillance hard drive is ideal for sequential writes but it has low random-access performance. We do not recommend using it for users without demand of surveillance vedio.
Please visit the official website of TerraMaster to read the contents of Hard drive Compatibility to select a proper hard drive for TNAS.