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8TB HDD for Xpenology/Microserver G7

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Right now I'm using 4 WD Red 4 TB HDD. They work great, but, unfortunately, I need more :sad:

 

So, after some search, I have found this:

Seagate Archive HDD V2 ST8000AS0002 8TB. That is an SMR HDD, so it's speed won't be that good. But who cares? I think it will be sufficient for movie/music storage.

 

So, the question is:

Will it even work with Xpenology + N54L?

 

P.S.: I've done some search and found nothing :sad: Well, someone have successfuly used this HDD on Synology, but N54L and xpenology... I don't know :sad:

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It should work without any issues. There are folks that are using it with synology so as long as you boot of a different disk (not sure whether the bios supports 8TB) you should be just fine.

I myself am using 6TB on a G8 - I only have issues in ESXi due to the HP drivers but that's outside Synology.

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OK, so, now I have bought myself a Seagate 8TB Archive drive and I can confirm, that it works just fine.

 

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I currently have four 8TB drives in my 8 drive array (in the process of making all eight drives 8TBs). There's no denying that the rebuilds are excruciatingly slow, but other than that, they are are fine. I have never had any desync issues.

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do you use a dvd drive?

 

if not you could install another 4TB in the dvd bay, if you install the modded bios

 

or 2 in the dvd bay if you use the esata port at the back of the server

 

I have 6 3TB drives installed in my N54L

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