Choosing Between Synology HAT5300 and WD Red Pro NAS Hard Drives
When it comes to populating your NAS system with hard drives, it has long been established that for a 24/7 system, you need hard drives that not only perform but also endure. Recently, Synology released their new range of NAS hard drives that are designed for use exclusively in there are desktop and rack mount systems with the obvious priority towards enterprise setups. However in the more than two decades of Synology hardware, Western Digital (WD) has been populating their systems by the thousand across numerous different product ranges. Which leads us to wonder which is better in your NAS system, a Synology HAT5300 or a WD Red Pro drive? Though many buyers will consider the Synology HAT5300 far more comparable to the WD UltraStar series (as the Synology HAT5300 is a Toshiba Enterprise drive with Synology firmware) both the HAT5300 and WD Red Pro are seemingly targeted at high-performance NAS use, with their own advantages and disadvantages. So today, let us compare these ranges to see one best deserves your data in 2021.
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