I am trying to decide on two bays of NAS. Should I alloctate a spare "hot" drive? It's not clear if the drive is spinning always or if it it powered, but the NAS only spins it up when there is a need to resilver the array.
Interestingly the weather here now is just about what the weather was in Monterey, California in the '80s. Only another few years and it'll get there.I wish the average high here in summers was only 21°C. I have a feeling if global warming continues places like Norway/Sweden/Denmark, and Canada, are going to be attractive places for climate change refugees. The southern USA will probably become a ghost town.
I would also love to reduce the power draw of my old NAS which is a dual socket E5-2670 (~2012). That's great to hear the RD550 isn't super loud given its 1U size. I would like a 12-bay 3.5" rack mount and had looked at Lenovo but they're pricey. Did you buy yours new?