Bought a DS411 the other week, loving it and am excited about DSM 4.1!
I bought 4x WD20EARX WD 2TB Green drives to go with the NAS. Set them up in RAID 5 instead of SHR, for no particular reason.
I've had zero problems so far and everything's running perfectly. Though I just read about potential problems with consumer drives in RAID configurations, thanks to a lack of TLER functionality. I understand that thanks to the software RAID used in Synology NAS's, potential TLER issues are much less of a problem compared to hardware RAID.
My Question: Besides the significant flexibility options offered with SHR, as well as less wasted space in some circumstances, are there other advantages to running a Synology NAS with SHR over traditional RAID? More reliable overall? No difference? Any specific info in regards to no TLER in consumer drives?
Essentially I'm wanting to know; before my drives fill up should I take the time to move my data off the NAS and recreate my volume with SHR? Am I worried over something that's really a non issue for a home NAS?
Thanks in advance!