1. C

    Recommendation for DS920+ to replace WD Red 3TB EFRX Drives

    Hi All, New to forum and good to see the active discussions. Replaced my dead DS415+ last night with a DS920+. All good but now thinking that it might be a good idea to replace the drives as well and i also want some more storage space. Currently i have 3 3TB WD Red EFRX drives in SHR, all...
  2. M

    DS418 (4 bay) Can I start with a RAID1 with two drives then just add a second separate RAID1 later?

    I was just thinking of configurations and currently have two drives. I understand that I can use SHR but I'd just like to know if this is another option. If I add one or two drives later, can I make a second separate RAID1? Does it require specific settings so I don't get stuck somehow not being...
  3. M

    Migrate from a DS1512+ with 5 drives in Raid6 to a DS720+ & DX517?

    I have a weird situation and am hoping to streamline things. I currently have a DS1512+ with 5 drives in Raid6. Sometime ago I realized that the continuous writing to the raid for my SS recording was killing the drives. After a few died and I replaced the drives, I moved the SS recordings to...
  4. vwq47

    Trying to reduce versioning on a DS218+. Drives are FULL

    I have a DS218j with 2 x 4Tb drives. I'm a newbie though the system has been running maybe a year. I’m trying to reduce the number of backup versions I have on my NAS as I have run out of space. I cannot install any more or update existing utilities as I am told my storage is full. I learnt...
  5. D

    NAS RMA replacement won't let me recover drives

    Hi, my DS1815+ had to be RMA'd this week. I got sent a new one. Tried to reinsert disks in same order and switch on. Synology Assistant picks it up as Recoverable but when I try and recover it fails. Have tried multiple combinations of switiching existing drives/reboots/rescans but same outcome...
  6. dhmiltonko

    Best way to transfer from old drives

    I have two old internal drives that I would like to transfer to a big external drive. I also have a WD external drive that died (shocking, eh?). Can I buy specialty cords and migrate the old internal drives using USB and something like Easeus? Or does it require special equipment and I should...
  7. aGraphicz

    Replace drives to expand Storage Pool

    Hi I would like to replace 3 SSDs in my Storage Pool with 3 HDDs of bigger sizes (red marked ones). I know it sounds strange but i need to send back the SSDs due to a wrong initial evaluation :cautious: In the specific: - I need to replace Drive 1 with an HDD of 16TB - I need to replace Dive...
  8. NAS Newbie

    Migrating drives to a new NAS - how to handle migrating dockerized Unifi controller?

    I currently have the controller for my unifi gear running in a docker controller. However, I'm going to be doing a physical hard drive migration from an old NAS to a new one. How do I handle migrating the controller? Are there any settings within the controller that will need to be changed to...
  9. W

    Enabling TLER - WD Shucked Drives

    OK, so I'm pretty new to Synology and pretty green with Linux. I have two DS1819+ and as of now a single DS920+, although that will likely be returned. In my "primary" DS1819+ it has 4x12TB + 4x14TB all WD shucked drives. My "backup" DS1819+ has 8x12TB WD shucked drives. My DS920+ has 4x8TB...
  10. NAS Newbie

    NAS drive vs Surveillance drives?

    As stated in other posts, looking into getting some new hardware. Is there any real noticeable difference between NAS-labelled drives and surveillance-labeled drives? I'm going to have a couple extra bays, I'm considering getting some extra drives to dedicate to surveillance station, but was...
  11. NAS Newbie

    Is there a better way of mapping network drives?

    I while back I posted this thread of my mapped network drives disconnecting: Solved - Why do my mapped network drives keep disconnecting?. I thought my problem was solved, but it was not. Currently I am always re-mapping the drives using Syno Assistant. If I disconnect the computer from the...
  12. Telos

    WD WD Again obsfucates its drives

    Holy Schmoly... WD Red Drives rated at 5400 rpm are actually 7200 rpm drives !!! WD Changes 5400-RPM Hard Drive Model Numbers, Corrects Reporting (Updated)
  13. 9

    best suggested use for upgraded 4Tb drives

    I have started running out of room on my DS918+ because of Security Station in addition to other regular server files etc... Started with 4 4Tb drives and have now added 2 10Tb drives. Looking for suggestions of what to do with the old drives. Get a used expansion unit ? I have a few 2 TB...
  14. J

    Wrong capacity of the hard drives

    Hello, This morning I had that strange information given by my NAS DS415+ : It tells me that I have been using 16 777 188 TB of data on my total of 5.4TB (of course it states that the NAS is full...) I have tried a file check without result. Any idea ? Has this already happened to you ...
  15. WST16

    WD WD addresses SMR controversy with new Red Plus hard drives
  16. I

    Question Can I use Synology SHR with 2 different capacity drives?

    Hi, Synology NVR1218 with WD 4TB Purple 5400 rpm already installed and working fine, but I'm going to add new drive WD Purple 1TB. Thx
  17. S

    What type and size of SD drives do I need for the 1019+

    Hi there, I am aware there are two slots for SD Drives in the 1019+ and that it can make the cache quicker if you fill these. For most 4K plex, and home/office usage, what size would probably be best? I have been told that this may be overkill but if it gives me slightly better performance...
  18. jeyare

    Toshiba Official: Use of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology in Toshiba Consumer Hard Drives

    April 28, 2020 Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation The introduction of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology has enabled HDD manufacturers, such as Toshiba, to increase the capacity of their spinning platter drives beyond that of existing approaches. SMR technology is...
  19. oRBIT

    Disk IO that drives me mad

    My DS918+ has started to do some disk access that drives me crazy.. It's silent for a few seconds, then starts to read/write/whatever alot for a second or two and the goes back to silence again. It's a pattern here.. <silence> <silence> <silence> <NOISE> <NOISE> <repeat> .. Perhaps 5 seconds of...
  20. WST16

    Western Digital admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS drives use shingled magnetic recording