Compatibility / Recommended Hardware Lists

The list that follows are drives that have been tested and are known to work with our systems. This list is not all inclusive and there may be drives that are not on this list that are compatible with our systems but have not been tested by Highly Reliable Systems. There may be differentials in the production of these drives from the manufacturer that we cannot foresee and therefore, we do not make any guarantee that a hard drive will be compatible with our systems without going through our testing processes.

Highly Reliable Systems recommends using either Seagate Ironwolf Nas drives or Western Digital Nas drives for best performance in our systems

HRC Media/RAIDPac Hard Drives

  • Seagate 3.5″ SATA from 1TB to 18TB (Excluding Archive, Enterprise and Security Editions)
  • WD 3.5″ SATA WD RED, BLUE and GOLD from 1TB to 12TB (Excluding Enterprise, Data Center and Purple Editions)
  • Hitachi HDS72 SATA series.
  • Hitachi 8TB He  HUH728080ALE600

SATA Controllers

  • Most SI 3132 Chipset based PCI-E controllers

USB 3.0 controllers

  • Most Texas Instruments TUSB8040 Chipset based controllers


  • All Intel PCIE 1Gb-E low-profile
  • All Intel PCIE 10Gb-E low-profile