Current disks: 2x WD Red 4TB WD40EFRX
Bought in January 2018 for £117 each.
1) things have not got cheaper since then, have they?
2) it's hard to find 5400 rpm drives now
3) it's hard to find full spec sheets. I don't want to increase noise and power consumption by much but I can't find numbers for either my old drives or prospective new ones. Nor can I find out the number of platters to judge heat output.
My NAS box is really a fanless Linux desktop PC (in a weird silent case). Hence only 2 bays, and I run them in RAID 1.
Considering 2 options:
a) 12TB or more, and hope noise and heat aren't too much worse.
b) 8TB in the hope of finding a cool and quiet drive.
Thoughts most welcome! Thanks!