Are WD20EARX drives supported in DS215J?

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Are WD20EARX drives supported in DS215J?

Unread post by geo86 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:11 pm

Hi,
Should WD20EARX work with DS215J?

They appear on the main Synology list https://www.synology.com/en-global/comp ... mode=false but not an DS215J compatibility list https://www.synology.com/en-global/comp ... mode=false

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Re: Are WD20EARX drives supported in DS215J?

Unread post by Mighty_Miro_WD » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:04 pm

Hi @geo86!

If you already have the Green drives you can try to plug them in the NAS and see if they'll work with it.

If however you are going to get new HDDs I would recommend to consider WD Red since it is a NAS/RAID drive that is designed specifically for RAID environments and NAS devices, and it is tuned, optimized for 24/7 performance and RAID arrays.

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=gNxtTo

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Cheers! :)

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Re: Are WD20EARX drives supported in DS215J?

Unread post by geo86 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi,

Thanks for reply. I actually have the Greens from a previous NAS (buffalo).
I just received the DS215J enclosure today so I will give them a try tonight.

I will post the result here.

Cheers

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Re: Are WD20EARX drives supported in DS215J?

Unread post by geo86 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:57 pm

For further reference, these drives work in DS215J but the preformance is very low.
The whole thing sounds like a salt grinder. :))
It seems to be some issues with certain WD Green so please check before buy. Or don't buy WD Green at all.

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