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| p.1 #5 · external desktop hard drives or solid state flash drives.... |
Because they are in poorly ventilated cases most likely. It seems to be quite common in this class of products that style trumps functionality in this way. LaCie used to be especially bad. Basically, these are products that are not to be left running, just turned on when being used and powered down the rest of the time.
My recommendation would be to either buy a proper multi-drive NAS with fans to cool the drives or stuff your drives into an old PC and install FreeNAS.
I agree with all that.
I'm probably buying one of the recently announced Synology products - probably a DS414. Also considering the Lenovo ix4-300D (not as high-featured but a lot less expensive).