[HDD] Recommended HDD Models to Use With Zappiti 4K HDR

Some HDDs dedicated for specific applications are not compatible or not work well with media players.

Recommanded HDD models for all Zappiti 4K HDR use
WD BLUE (up to 6 TB) - Less noisy than bigger drives
WD RED (all models) - Highly recommanded model for high capacity (but not compatible with Zappiti Duo 4K HDR)
SEAGATE SkyHawk™ (all models but noisy)
SEAGATE SkyHawk AI (all models but noisy)
SEAGATE Exos™ (all models) ) > In SATA only (SAS models not compatibles)
SEAGATE IronWolf™ (all models) - (but not compatible with Zappiti Duo 4K HDR)
SAMSUNG SSD (up to 4 TB)
SEAGATE Archive HDD (up to 8 TB) - old models, not available anymore 

Not recommanded
WD GREEN (up to 6 TB) - old models, not available anymore - some issues on movie playback 
SEAGATE Baracuda (all models)    
WD GOLD (all models)
WD PURPLE (new models - problems to insert in the Zappiti rack) 
SAMSUNG (all models)
HITACHI (all models)

Not compatible with Zappiti Duo 4K HDR 
WD RED (all models) 
WD RED PRO (all models) 
WD BLACK (all models)    
SEAGATE IronWolf™ (all models)    

Recommended HDD models for Zappiti NAS 
WD RED (all models)
WD RED PRO (all models)
SEAGATE IronWolf™ (all models)
SEAGATE IronWolf™ PRO (all models)

The HDDs saled on Zappiti Store are pre-formatted in NTFS. They can be formatted in ExFAT (compatible both Mac/PC) or MAC OS on demand:

WARNING! Most online stores sell unformatted hard drives!


HDD Noise Comparison:
WD Red 2TB: 28.6 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 2TB: 28.6 dB (active)
WD Red Pro 2TB: 27 dB (active) - NAS Only 
WD Blue 3TB: 30 dB (active) 
WD Red 3TB:
28.8 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 3TB: 24 dB (active)
WD Blue 4TB: 28.8 dB (active)  
WD Red 4TB: 30.3 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 4TB: 28 dB (active) 
WD Red Pro 4TB: 32.4 dB (active) - NAS Only 
WD Blue 6TB: 29.4 dB (active)
WD Red 6TB: 30.3 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 6TB: 30.3 dB (active)
WD Red Pro 6TB: 36 dB (active) - NAS Only   
Seagate Ironwolf 6 TB: 37.8 dB (active)    
Seagate Archive 6TB: 35 dB (active)
WD Red 8TB: 22.5 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 8TB: 22.5 dB (active)  
WD Red Pro 8TB: 35 dB (active) - NAS Only 
Seagate Ironwolf 8 TB: 37.7 dB (active)  
WD Red 10TB: 21.7 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 10TB: 21.7 dB (active)
WD Red Pro 10TB: 36 dB (active) - NAS Only 
Seagate Ironwolf 10 TB: 27.5 dB (active) 
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB: 26.1 dB (active)  
Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB: 34.7dB (active) 
WD Red 12TB: 29 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 12TB: 30 dB (active)
WD Red Pro 12TB: 36 dB (active) - NAS Only 
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB: 24.3 dB (active)    
WD Red 14TB: 29 dB (active)
WD Red Plus 14TB: 29 dB (active)
WD Red Pro 14TB: 36 dB (active) - NAS Only       
WD Red Pro 16TB: 36 dB (active) - NAS Only     


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