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NAS for leftover 2.5" SATA SSD drives

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cpuguru

cpuguru

I'm accumulating a dozen or so 2.5" SATA SSD drives from various upgrades to larger SSD drives over the years.

Any recommended USB enclosures or NAS devices to pool them together into a tidy storage array?

I could get some IcyDock containers for inserting them into 3.5" drive arrays for a Synology NAS if need be but thought I'd poll the great knowledge base here before going that route.


#2

cpuguru

cpuguru

Just ran across a DS620slim that takes 2.5" drives - https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DS620slim


#3

P

PHolder

Yes, Synology makes (a) device(s) focused on SSDs and you can also add SSD (NVMe even) caching to drives with spinning rust. (Having done this, I can't say I notice any benefit, but it's not worse at least.)

I believe Drobo also makes a device or more that takes SSD's. (Personally not a fan of Drobo, but your mileage may vary.)


#4

cpuguru

cpuguru

Yes, Synology makes (a) device(s) focused on SSDs and you can also add SSD (NVMe even) caching to drives with spinning rust. (Having done this, I can't say I notice any benefit, but it's not worse at least.)

I believe Drobo also makes a device or more that takes SSD's. (Personally not a fan of Drobo, but your mileage may vary.)
Agreed on the Drobo front - I've had spinning drives fail in it, scan the drive & not find any problems with it, wipe the drive & reinsert it and Drobo is happy again (for a while).