Are enterprise drives suitable for a home unraid system? in Storage Devices and Controllers Posted September 9 18 hours ago, whipdancer said: IMO WD <Color> <anything> is currently overpriced. The exception probably being Blue drives which have slower RPM and smaller cache and don't come in a size I'd consider for data storage - but otherwise, attributes that make very little difference in Unraid in my limited, strictly anecdotal, experience. I'm curious if those price trends are recent and/or more indicative of Toshiba, than of general pricing strategies. I know that 12TB Iron Wolf, RED Pro, Exos, Iron Wolf Pro, Red+, Toshiba NAS were all over $360-ish when I was looking last summer. Technically, each of those models is targeted toward a different market, but that does not factor in to my purchases (which is why I bought the enterprise drives I did, when i did - strictly $/TB). Nostalgically speaking, what I wouldn't give for some WD Green 18TB drives. My green drives all gave me better than 40k hours of service before I retired them. 4 of them now live in a friends QNAP (or whatever) NAS. So if pricing is not a factor, are you saying it doesn't really matter whether it's an enterprise drive or not? I'm mainly concerned about the noise level and temperatures, because enerprise drives are designed for use in data centers, where noise is less important and where there are massive cooling systems.