I'm running 2.00.18.4 in my non pro N5200 with 5xWD15EADS and it all works fine.
I'm about to upgrade the drives to 5xHD204UI, and was wondering which f/w I should be using for best stability/capacity.
I understand the 18.104.22.168 (latest stable) should handle the 2TB, but without the 4K formatting.
The 2.00.18.8 (latest beta) should also support them, with 4K formatting, therefore added capacity.
I would of course like to make use of the extra capacity, but are there any known issues with this beta f/w?
I will build the array from scratch, so upgrade in place is not an issue. My plan is to back up the array, take the 1.5TB drives out, update the f/w if necessary, put the new drives in, and format the new array.
I favor stability/reliability over capacity/performance, as I won't be able to back up the content of this NAS (no crucial data, but still, I'd rather not lose the lot:)).
Thanks for your help!
PS: I'm aware that create/rebuild time will be slow and that 1.5tb/2tb are not advised on non pro systems, but I'm fine with that.