Personally I'm just building out mine with 8TB drives until I can spend a stupid amount of money on giant sata SSD, for the media storage only really need a tiny amount of endurance, but want to shove like 100TB in a SFF.
What do you mean by this? Its the same sku and model as the one with the hero sensor.
I have one with a pickup label from 10/22/2020 with the same info on it and the hero sensor logo in the top right corner.
Or do you mean they changed manuf and its no longer made with the hero sensor?