Add Storage To An Exacq A Series NVRS Myself, Save Money?

$700.00 question here, I have an A series 2U NVR with (2) 3 TB Drives, and I would like to add an additional drive. Looking at Exacq Vision, their costs for an additional SATA drive are through the roof.

PN# - 5000-36001 - 6TB Spare/replacement hard drive for all LC, ELP and non-RAID A-series = $1,057.00

From Western Digital, I can get a similar 6TB Sata drive for ~$300.00.

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The $700.00 question is will it work instead of buying the super marked up version from exacq. Or has exacq caught up with Dell and HP and only allows hard drives with their "firmware" to work in their systems.

The Tech guy in me says should work, the frugal part of me says do it, but the voice in the back of my head says there is a reason they are charging that much, and I would like to know why.

Thanks all

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