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Silent HDD Recomendation for NAS
#1
Hello, and excuse me if this question shouldn't be posted here.

Currently I'm using a 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD in my D118 Synology NAS. The problem is that the thing makes a lot of noise when reading files. I listen to music right next to it for space reasons, and sometimes it turns me crazy. I'm searching for a sustitute, so I would like to know if someone has any recommendation for HDD that don't make much noise.

Thanks for the help.
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#2
Do you really mean 4GB? That's pretty small. You should be able to get a solid state drive to replace that at not much cost. Being solid state, no noise at all on access.
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#3
(06-03-2020, 03:17 PM)the_bertrum Wrote: Do you really mean 4GB?  That's pretty small.  You should be able to get a solid state drive to replace that at not much cost.  Being solid state, no noise at all on access.

Sorry, my mistake Blush . I meant 4TB.
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#4
Naw, The Toshiba X300 HDD appears to be 4TB. 

I would have suggested just swapping it for a SSD but 4TB SSDs are still pretty costly. The D118 Synology has a single drive bay so it's an all-or-nothing problem if the files have to be stored there.

I have no experience with >1TB hard drives and no idea what makes or models would be quiet enough.

Regards,
Kent
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#5
Part b of my reply  Rolleyes 

It occurs to me that you may be using the Synology for a variety of purposes besides hosting your music collection.

How big is the collection? If it's less than, say, 1TB, you could build a second NAS with a much less expensive SSD and put the music there.

You can get a 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD direct from the Western Digital store for the current sale price of USD 140 and an Odroid-HC2 from Ameridroid for USD 65 plus another USD 15 or so for case and power supply and end up with a NAS for half the cost of just a 4TD SSD. (Full disclosure: this is what I did some years ago with the previous Odroid-HC1. It has been running OpenMediaVault continuously for three years, not counting the times I've shut if off to move it or to change to a bigger drive.)

Even cheaper, you put your music on a local USB SSD. In particular, USB3 thumbdrives work great on the new RPi4Bs.

Regards,
Kent
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#6
Hi,
would that also be in question?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eix0PCB0byQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti...e=emb_logo

Because an SDD 4TB is very expensive. Smile Smile


Ciao
Zeferino
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#7
I prefer to use SSDs with USB adaptors connected directly to the Pi USBs. No need for a NAS and my other Pis running Moode can also access them, as well as my PC for adding/editing the Library. Just need to make sure there's enough power to your Pi.

Ian
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#8
Thank you all for responding and add new ideas to solve the problem.

What I forgot to say is that I use 2 Raspberries in different rooms, so right now the NAS is the most convenient solution. I have seen external drives that only make vibration noise, thats why I asked for HDD thinking that maybe it was this models issue.

I suppose I will have to wait for affrodable SSDs.

Again thanks a lot for your time.
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#9
I use a pi4 with a fan and a 1TB usb drive as a nas and that's pretty silent.
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#10
The sound is mostly seeking noise. I'll check the disck for issues, one friend that many readings just for music is not nomal.
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