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Ignacio49

Any problems with using a Nas drive as stand alone - not in a Nas/RAID

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I bought two 2.5" WD Red 1TB NAS Hard Disk Drives to use them in external usb boxes for back up of my disc images, photos, music, etc.

I thought their 24x7 reliability was an extra benefit for long lasting/long term storage. Now I am realizing that NAS disks are designed to be used in hardware RAID environment that requires a different error control, not OS dependent.

What are the cons/potential problems of using them in external usb boxes or as main (operating system) laptop disks?

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Ignacio

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They won't spend as much time trying to recover failing sectors, so you might lose data that could otherwise be saved.

That said if a drive starts to have failing sectors you probably don't want to use it much longer anyway, so YMMV. :P

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