Synology to enforce use of validated disks in enterprise NAS boxes.

Found on The Register on Thursday, 11 February 2021
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Synology has introduced its first-ever list of validated disks and won’t allow other devices into its enterprise-class NAS devices. And in a colossal coincidence, half of the disks allowed into its devices – and the only ones larger than 4TB – are Synology’s very own HAT 5300 disks that it launched last week.

So to cut a long story short, if you want to get the most out of Synology's new and future enterprise NAS devices, you’ll need to buy Synology’s own SATA hard disk drives. Any boxes you already own will work just fine with any drive.

Or just buy a NAS from someone else.