Best hard drives for Synology DiskStation DS920+

Synology DiskStation DS920+
Synology DiskStation DS920+ (Image credit: Synology)

Hard drives are the way to go for even the best NAS for home, but you can go for SSDs if you have the spare budget and want better performance. We've rounded up the best HDDs and SSDs for the Synology DiskStation DS920+, depending on which you'd prefer.

What should you look for?

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When hunting for the best and most reliable hard drives for Synology NAS like the DiskStation DS920+, you'll want to choose an HDD (or few) specifically designed for NAS use. Western Digital and Seagate offer families of drives that meet this requirement, providing the best drives for continuous operation. They offer plenty of storage space, are pretty fast for spinning plates, and don't cost too much. Ideally, you'll want a 7200 RPM motor and 64MB of cache.

We've used the Seagate IronWolf for years without fault and find the drives to be well priced. The same can be said about the Western Digital Red, which is almost identical to its Seagate counterparts. If you want to expand on your NAS storage, you'll want to aim big with the more pricey Seagate IronWolf Pro and Western Digital Red Pro or even Synology's own SAT5200.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.