I am going to purchase a Synology DiskStation 218+ for home usage. Now, this will be physically located in my apartment and I am fearing that the rattle of two SATA HDD will be disturbing.
The NAS will not be used constantly, but only from time to time as of the situation is right now. I think I think the required diskspace will be about 2 TB (RAID1). So looking at the compatibility list on Synologys website, the SSD drives there are quite expensive (2TB drives goes for about 450-900 USD, tax included converted from SEK). This sounds quite expensive and I am not sure if my nights sleep is worth this much.
So now I am wondering two things:
- Is it possible to buy SSD drives that not is on the compatibility list?
- Does anyone have an opinion on the sound, is having regular 3.5" SATA going to be annoying or is it possible to live with this noise, unless I want to spend 1000-2000 USD on buying SSD drives?