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I'm looking to upgrade my current 2TB RAID10 array (consisting of 4 500GB WD drives) to an 8TB array. This array holds a lot of irreplaceable data. Suggestions? Links are much appreciated, thanks.
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WD Reds if you can afford them. They're made specifically for NAS's and RAID arrays.

Next up.. some of those good old Hitachi drives that seem to work great in RAID.

After that probably the new Seagate 1TB-platter drives, or some WD Greens with head parking disabled.

WD Blacks also work, but you're paying more than you'd pay for a Red for a drive that isn't actually geared for a NAS. They usually work fine, but for a 24/7 NAS you also want to consider power consumption and stuff. Blacks are usually around double the power consumption of Reds, which for a 4-drive 24/365 array could add up to about $30/yr.
     
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WD Reds if you can afford them. They're made specifically for NAS's and RAID arrays.
Next up.. some of those good old Hitachi drives that seem to work great in RAID.
After that probably the new Seagate 1TB-platter drives, or some WD Greens with head parking disabled.
WD Blacks also work, but you're paying more than you'd pay for a Red for a drive that isn't actually geared for a NAS. They usually work fine, but for a 24/7 NAS you also want to consider power consumption and stuff. Blacks are usually around double the power consumption of Reds, which for a 4-drive 24/365 array could add up to about $30/yr.

Thank you very much for that, just the recommendations I was looking for.
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