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Iron Wolf Pro 16tb or Exos 18tb?

Shadowarez

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i know this should be pretty straight forward but thought id inquire here i got my first ironwolf pro for my nas project at $649 but now it seems to have gone up to $749. i found a place i can get Exos 18tb for cheaper like $200 cheaper. should i just switch out and take the exos for this project all drives are new and have warrentys till 2024?
 

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ok then ill see if the guy will let me buy 9 of these as i think ill have 8 in the case then when its done the full parity setup ill pull a drive add the other so its cleared and ready then put other back. its odd that i can get them for roughly $550 yet the 16tb are nearing $800 mark,

one more thing is there a different drive in exos lineup? i see they have different labels and one has a 512e in the name.
 

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learned something new lol checking this.

512(E) Emulated
512(N) Native
4K (AF) Advanced Format

ill grab the 4K ones as that'll be the newer standard for these.
 

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learned something new lol checking this.

512(E) Emulated
512(N) Native
4K (AF) Advanced Format

ill grab the 4K ones as that'll be the newer standard for these.
I believe it has to do with block size actually. I usually recommend the E as it will do both 512 and 4K.
 

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Thank you i had to do this with my Rocket + nvme they were 512 default i converted surprisingly in bios it had a option inside the bios.
 

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so i found a vendor in states im about to pull the trigger 9 18tb hdds new factory warranty's intact only thing is $5000+ import fees and shipping tipped the order from $4640.99 to $5100 he has a option to make a offer i was thinking of making a offer that brings this just under $5k with fees but i had a sudden tinge of is this fair. only reason i wanna keep it under 5k is the limit on my card. is this moral or am i overthinking it?
 

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Which NAS? FYI Synology NAS recommends 4kn and 512e to run in different volumes:

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  • Always use and manage 4K native (4Kn) hard drives separately.
    4Kn hard drives are supported from DSM 5.1-5021. Use 4Kn hard drives separately from hard drives in other disk sector formats when creating, repairing, expanding and migrating any volume, disk group, RAID group and LUN."
 

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