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Best M.2 NVMe SSD for NAS caching 2022

More NAS enclosures are coming with M.2 SSD slots for speedy NVMe flash drives. The aim of these slots is to allow for improved overall system performance by allowing the OS to store frequently accessed data, acting much like secondary RAM. Here’s why you may want to use an SSD for caching and what are your best M.2 NVMe SSD for NAS options.

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What is the best NAS hard drive?

A network-attached storage server is much like a PC, so why can’t you simply use the same drives that are housed inside your five-year-old system collecting dust in the garage? That’s a very good question! I’m going to run you through what makes storage designed for NAS use far superior to desktop-class drives.

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Best SSD for NAS 2022: For Synology, budgets, and high capacity

It’s no secret that mechanical hard drives (HDD) are best suited for storing lots of data. Compared to solid-state drives (SSD), HDDs have higher capacities and lower prices, offering far better value. But they’re slow, louder, and have running motors that act as a source of vibration and a potential point of failure. The same goes for NAS, which is where my roundup of SSDs comes into play.

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What is RAID? How to avoid NAS data loss.

There’s always the possibility of failure with anything in life and a storage drive is no exception. When using mechanical drives, you’re more prone to failure due to all the moving parts inside the device. This is where a redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) comes into play and I’m going to run you through what it is and why you should care.

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Best NAS drives 2022: Reliable HDD, SSD, and M.2 cache

In order to make the most out of the best NAS you can buy, you’ll need at least one drive to store the OS and all your data. You could try to go without any, but I doubt you’d make much progress! I’ve rounded up the best hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD) for use inside NAS enclosures.

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