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Can a Western Digital Gold 14TB Enterprise (WD141KRYZ) Internal HDD be used for private storage?


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Hi,

 

So yeah, I found a Internal Enterprise HDD which has 14TB Storage and 512 MB Cache. It is the Western Digital Gold 14TB Enterprise (WD141KRYZ). Now I am not much familiar with the HDD domain, so I want to add this guy to my NAS collection and use it on a USB Enclosure. But can I use Enterprise HDDs for NAS or USB Enclosure usages?

 

Please share your thoughts on the same. TIA.

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How do you guys feel about Seagate Exos X16 16TB, are they good as well?

Both WD-Gold and Seagate-Exos has 5-Year Warranty/2.5M Hours MTBF.

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Looks like it's fine for NAS. The smaller 4TB one is number 3 on TechRadar's list in this article...

 

Best NAS hard drives of 2019: Network attached storage for small business and home office

 

14TB? I'm jealous :)

 

 

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You can also check the WD Red/Red Pro NAS Hard Drive. Both are specifically designed for NAS systems, and both offer 14TB Storage and 512 MB Cache.

 

The Red supports up to 8-bay systems, while the Red Pro supports up to 24-bay environments

 

WD Store:

Red

Red Pro

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7 hours ago, Karlston said:

Looks like it's fine for NAS. The smaller 4TB one is number 3 on TechRadar's list in this article...

 

Best NAS hard drives of 2019: Network attached storage for small business and home office

 

14TB? I'm jealous :)

Lol, I am still saving up for this, will take some more months for me to be ready to shelve out the $$ :) Thanks for the suggestion buddy.

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2 hours ago, dodo248 said:

You can also check the WD Red/Red Pro NAS Hard Drive. Both are specifically designed for NAS systems, and both offer 14TB Storage and 512 MB Cache.

 

The Red supports up to 8-bay systems, while the Red Pro supports up to 24-bay environments

 

WD Store:

Red

Red Pro

Bro, this has been an eye-opener for me, I completely didn't know that the WD-Red also had 512MB Cache in them like the WD-Gold & WD-Ultrastar. 

So if it were upto, what would you go with :-

 

1) WD-Gold -> 14 TB, 512MB Cache, 5-Year Warranty (WD141KRYZ)

2) WD-Ultrastar -> 14 TB, 512MB Cache, 5-Year Warranty (0F31284)

2) WD-Red Pro -> 14 TB, 512MB Cache, 5-Year Warranty (WD141KFGX)

3) Seagate Exos X16 -> 16 TB,  256MB Cache, 5-Year Warranty (ST16000NM001G)

 

Thanks in advance.

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Well I prefer WD to Seagate in general. I'd say both the Gold & the Red Pro are on the top of my list, and the differences between them are negligible.

 

Here's a quick comparison of the two from a Reddit thread

 

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Also check the below pages; they have reviews and usage-case scenarios for both drives from professionals

 

https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/hard-drives-wd-gold-vs-wd-red-pro.44008/

 

https://nascompares.com/wd-red-pro-vs-wd-gold/

 

https://www.faceofit.com/wd-red-vs-wd-gold-vs-wd-se/

 

Hope this helps 😊

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4 hours ago, dodo248 said:

Well I prefer WD to Seagate in general. I'd say both the Gold & the Red Pro are on the top of my list, and the differences between them are negligible.

 

Here's a quick comparison of the two from a Reddit thread

 

1.png.96ff6170e2a6d5ca6c80977bd9debdb1.png

 

 

Also check the below pages; they have reviews and usage-case scenarios for both drives from professionals

 

https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/hard-drives-wd-gold-vs-wd-red-pro.44008/

 

https://nascompares.com/wd-red-pro-vs-wd-gold/

 

https://www.faceofit.com/wd-red-vs-wd-gold-vs-wd-se/

 

Hope this helps 😊

Thank you buddy, this helps a ton :)

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