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AS4004T - Can it use 4KN drives

Postby rjpa123 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:18 am

Hello,

Reading the HCL for the AS4004T, I find compatibility for the HGST HUS726T6TALE6L4 (Ultrastar 7K6) that uses 512e.
I would like to know if I could use the HUS726T6TALN6L4 variant that uses 4KN.
Is there any perceivable performance between 512e and 4KN drives?
Will I lose any support benefits from Asustor if I opt for the 4KN variant?

Thank you in advance for your import.
Have a great day :)
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Re: AS4004T - Can it use 4KN drives

Postby orion » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:19 am

It's hard to say. HCL is the list that they tested. Others do not mean failed. You can contact to asustor to see if they is going to test this model.
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Re: AS4004T - Can it use 4KN drives

Postby rjpa123 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:19 pm

Thank you, Orion
According to this article:
https://www.dell.com/support/article/us ... es?lang=en
...native 4k has increased efficiency and performance.

After reading a few HCL threads I came across at least one topic (viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9919) that shows the specifications of IronWolf HDDs.
One of the fields is labeled "4k native hard disk".
If Asustor software can list this attribute, surely they must support this feature.

I reached out to Asustor support and hope they reply in time before I buy either the 512e or the 4kn variant.
Either way, thank you for your input.
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Re: AS4004T - Can it use 4KN drives

Postby rjpa123 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 pm

Just an update regarding this issue.

Asustor support did acknowledge their support for 4kn drives.

Obviously, they discarded official support for my specific model (HUS726T6TALN6L4) but at least I am contempt in knowing Asustor is steadily progressing and supporting current industry standards.
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Re: AS4004T - Can it use 4KN drives

Postby rjpa123 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:02 am

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RAID 10 with 4KN drives
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4KN Disks
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Running fine for the past few weeks.
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