I just got my DS212j and am loving it. I bought this system to be used primarily as my torrent system and media server. I have installed the latest Transmission package and LOVE this setup! I do however, have one concern . .
I don't want to have my HD's running 24/7 because I'm afraid that they will go bad faster. I was wondering if it would be better for me to attach a USB HD for all active torrents and have the internals be used for the media server? I will be leaving this NAS on literally 24/7, 365/year. Torrents will be ALWAYS RUNNING. So, will the be too much wear and tear on the internals? Or does it really even matter if I use the internals instead of an external for active torrents?
I just want to be sure that these HD's last me a long time (I've had other HD's last me for over 5 years with no issues) and aren't being overworked with constantly being on 24/7.
Your input is GREATLY appreciated!