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I just ordered a Synology 214play with 2x3TB Western Digital Red drives, but I'm wondering at 5400 rpm, are they fast enough to stream let's say a DSD128 file at the same time someone is streaming an HD video? I know the Red drives are rated for continuous use with low heat dissipation, but I don't plan on having the NAS on all the time. I'm guessing it will be powered on maybe 10~20 hours per week.

 

So should I go with a 7200 rpm drive, or should I be ok with the 5400 rpm drives? TIA,

 

Mike

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I just ordered a Synology 214play with 2x3TB Western Digital Red drives, but I'm wondering at 5400 rpm, are they fast enough to stream let's say a DSD128 file at the same time someone is streaming an HD video? I know the Red drives are rated for continuous use with low heat dissipation, but I don't plan on having the NAS on all the time. I'm guessing it will be powered on maybe 10~20 hours per week.

 

So should I go with a 7200 rpm drive, or should I be ok with the 5400 rpm drives? TIA,

 

Mike

 

Plenty fast. Don't worry

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Plenty fast. Don't worry

 

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For parallel streaming of a HD movie and a DSD album, a "slow" WD Green is probably also fast enough.

 

Only if a user is copying files from or to the drive (which means transferring a 90 minute HD movie in just a couple of minutes, i.e. much faster than streaming it) and another user is streaming a file, then it could become problematic.

Claude

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Synology + WD Red should start getting problems at around 10 simultaneous HD video streams.

 

1 HD video stream + 1 DSD128 will not stress even older NAS and harddisk models ;-)

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