Should I buy or build network attached storage?

Episode 963 (2:39:04)

Rich from New York City, NY

Rich has two Western Digital 2TB hard drives that have failed on him. Leo says that hard drives can fail, even in the very beginning. Larger hard drives can fail more often, but they are getting better. Western Digital replaced the failed drives and he's thinking of building a network attached storage (NAS). He's wondering if it would be easier to just buy one instead. Leo says that buying is easier and he likes Synology for that. If he wants to save money, building his own using FreeNAS is a great project.