I'm thinking of buying these Archive drives as they are cheap, energy efficient, and seem to be built to last a long time, even with 24/7 use. I would appreciate your take on my situation. I will have four drives in my Mac Pro, and would like to know if any of the following applications are not recommended for these drives:
1. Storing Blu-ray movie rips that I stream over Ethernet.
2. Storing my iTunes library.
3. Main data drive (I use my SSD only for the OS and virtual machines).
4. Data drive for uTorrent. There's usually always a few file transfers active at all times (8 max). Mostly upload, but sometimes I download large files, i.e. 20GB or more. Speed is of no importance here. But the drive will be read a lot.
I understand that writing to these drives will take a long time, but that is of no concern ro me. Once the data is there, I will mostly read it.
Also, would the drives work as well in a NAS as they would attached locally to my Mac Pro (no RAID)? Same applications as above.