Originally Posted by NWTweety
I'm using WD Red 4tb drives in a 1812+ enclosure. I started with two drives from Newegg in JBOD format. It took a while for the system to verify the drives integrity but all worked fine. Since then, while the NAS was up and running, I added, one at a time, three more WD Red 4tb drives. Each time it functioned perfectly! I will be adding one more 4tb next week and then fill out the bays with two older 2tb Green drives. The 4tb drives are all in the same volume and the 2tbs will each be separate volumes. The 1812+ is a fine piece of equipment. I'm using this system to back up a large media server and don't need to use Raid.
Thanks for sharing. May be I had bad luck to get these. I ordered 3, 4tb red drives and two of them are not recognized by 1812+. I returned two of them and again one of them out of these two is not recognized. Then I received good one and started creating volume, then I got disk crashed message with the drive that I bought first time (out of 3).
I got them from newegg. It is also frustrating to make adjustment for price. I ordered new one while sending RMA one since I can't wait for two weeks for reimbursement. So, newegg tried to reimburse without promotion. I have to call couple times to get promotion discount. My account is messed up with all returns/orders.
I bought many western digital external drives so far and I never had so many problems. Only one time, I returned to them refurbished.
I called Westernd digital support. Unfortunately, they can't do anything. The hard drive works or not works. I told them to provide RMA. He told me that they dont' have in stock and need to wait for 1 to 2 weeks. I hope they keep some in stock. Otherwise, it does not make sense to me to shut down NAS for two weeks to wait for receiving. Red drives are supposed to have premium support.
Now I am able to successfully create volume. It also did for whole night data scrubbing (parity check) and did not complain.
Smart quick test is successful. Is it recommneded to do smart long test? I started doing on one of the drive. It says it takes 250 miinutes.