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Hard Drive Compatibility Question

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Hi everyone! Very new to the community and very close to building an xpenology server! All the parts are on the way :mrgreen: except for the hard drives. My question is can I use just about any hard drive out there? Or do I have to follow the synology compatibly list herehttps://www.synology.com/en-us/compatibility/hd/DS415play For example I was looking at this 5tb hdd on amazon but it seems its not on the list. Can I use it with xpenology? http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-7200rpm-3-5-Inch-Internal-PH3500U-1I72/dp/B00OP2PKH2/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8

 

Additional information: I'm well aware of the differences between a NAS drive and a regular drive. Not too much of a concern for me whether I have a NAS one or Desktop.

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The compatibility lists are a general rule and guide for problems they've experienced for a drive but most of the time it's issues with their hardware in the Synology NAS units themselves. You're not putting these into a Synology but just using the software. If the onboard SATA controller, RAID controller, or HBA doesn't have issues with the drive then you're probably set.

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Alright cool! Thanks for the info PnoT. Was kinda thinking that but wanted to make sure. I got a pretty nice mobo so it should work. I guess I can always return the drives within 30 days if they don't work.

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