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NAS disk rotation - replacing HDDs every two years.

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I'm sporting a Synology 213 NAS for my biz storage. It's a mirrored-disk RAID. I've been swapping out of of the two drives annually so that the 2-year old disk gets replaced with a new 2 TB WD Red. The old disk tends to have 18-20,000 hours. I slap in a new one, the remaining disk creates the mirror and I'm good for another year.

I figure if I spend $80 year to keep the NAS drives relatively new, well it's not a bad idea. If the new one is bad, I've still got two HDDs of good data.Thoughts?

I keep all files backed up offsite on the biz server that gets backed up nightly.


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