This weekend I’m going to nab a QNAP TR-004U. Theoretically I have a couple of 8 TB consumer-grade drives (a couple of theoretically-shuckable external storage drives, like MyBook stuff), but I definitely don’t have 4 large drives laying around.
So I’m in drive buying territory. At this point I’m looking at mostly 8TB drives or larger, with the intent of being able to populate the 4 bays over time.
Based on my research I’m seeing that CMR seems to be the way to fly for drives to go in an enclosure like this. Something like a Seagate Ironwolf or something similar.
I realize that hard drive preferences are venturing into quasi-religious territory, but is anybody (especially people who work in data centers!) willing to share their drive preferences, and why?