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  1. O

    So are only shared folders mountable as drives?

    Im very new to NAS and slow learner. And I know, its a rather blunt and bit silly of a question isn't it. Every guide and manual says you need to create shared folders in order to work the NAS, so in a way the answer is right there. But just so I can finally rule it out in my head; you can't...
  2. animBacker857

    Shucking for beginners

    I'd love to hear thoughts from people here on shucking. I've been researching drives for my first NAS, and this term kept popping up. Is there something you wish you knew beforehand when starting? Would you say it's a simple process, or easy to screw up and not for beginners? (It seems alright...
  3. animBacker857

    Picking HDDs and Compatibility Advice

    Hello again. Been loving this forum and am learning a lot. I'm nearing my first NAS purchase, a Synology 1821+, and am checking Amazon for drives to get it with (have good experience with them and am unsure of other UK retailers like Scan and Box). The plan was to perhaps get 2 8TB drives to...
  4. Jan Janowski

    Conversation on drives

    In conversation a couple weeks ago: Was asked: “ If Synology specifies their drives, why not use them?” My Answer: “I have 30+ Year history with Seagate. — Synology has 30+ Week history making drives”. Conversation abruptly changed!
  5. Robbie

    DSM 7.1 Another DSM7.1 Vendor Locking Change: Drives

    How unfortunate am I to have 6 (non-Synology) SSDs to all go from perfect health to 'Critical' with the completely coincidental installation of the latest DSM7.1. No matter if the drive is young or older, no matter what batch they are from or how many bytes written. Or, is it a new way of...
  6. D

    DS1815+ died - Is there a NAS that can mount the drives without data loss?

    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum so let me say thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I own a DS1815+ and it is stuck with a blinking blue power light and a blinking orange alert light. I have 8 - 8TB Enterprise class drives in this NAS and I need to get the data back. From...
  7. Phone Guy

    Tell me about your arrays, pools, drives and strategy.

    @fredbert has sparked my curiosity in another thread about pool size, array type and layout, etc... so those of you reading this, share with us what your pools, sizes, array type, and strategy behind it. I think we could all get some insight behind other peoples nas plans. I am sure many of...
  8. Phone Guy

    Replacing 4tb with 14tb drives expanding SHR1

    If I am going to replace 2x 4tb drives with 2x 14tb drives, then adding 2x addition 14tb drives in a 6 bay DS1621+ that currently has 4x 4tb drives (so end will be 2x 4tb and 4x 14tb) I need to replace 1 4tb drive at a time, let it resilver (or whatever the right term is), let that one finish...
  9. T

    DSM 7.0 Single HyperBackup task to multiple rotating USB drives

    I've read through a number of posts on various forums about setting up a rotating backup task with HyperBackup. I've got a USB enclosure where I can swap bare disks. I've set up a single version backup task and the task successfully completes to the first disk I've used. I then swapped that out...
  10. T

    New NAS, New Drives - New Issues (DS920+ | WD Red Plus 8tb x2)

    Hello, I was hoping to just get some confirmation or a path ahead. I just got my new 920+ NAS, along side 2 WD Red Plus 8TB disks. I plugged them in, booted up, started setup - And got the "Failed to format drive (35)" error. Tried an old slim laptop disk and setup went smooth, so i plugged...
  11. Robbie

    Synology - No Support Unless Synology Drives Are Fitted

    We did wonder if this day would come. In response to an issue with my RS1221+ in recent weeks the formal answer from Synology is that only Synology drives can be fitted in order to receive technical and/or warranty support. Indeed, they have said that all other SSD from every other...
  12. D

    Synology Add Drives

    Thanks in advance for the help! I currently have a Synology DS920+ with a single 8TB Ironwolf NAS drive in it. I have DSM 7 installed with plex, docker, etc. running on it. I use the NAS for plex mainly, but also picture and music backup on it. The 8tb drive is in basic raid setup because I...
  13. A

    how to 2-way sync to and from 2 drives on same PC to single ds216j nas?

    I have a DS216J NAS. Up until now I have stored both personal and work material on the same laptop drive (c:/) and synced this to a shared folder on my nas which is available to the rest of my network. On the nas I have already my personal and work files in separate folders of those names. This...
  14. I

    Capacity not increasing after exchanging two drives

    Similar questions have been asked a few times, but none of the answers I could find were helpful in my case. I have a DS418j running DSM 7.0.1 with originally four 2TB drives, using SHR 1. I have now replaced two of those by 8TB drives (in two steps, with two repairs). However, capacity has not...
  15. B

    DSM 7.0 ds920+ hotswap, change raid, bigger drives and some questions in general

    Hi guys, got currently raid1 2x1tb drives (black and blue wd, old one) and just bought 4x4tb wd red plus. Now i wonder how i should make changes. End concept is 4x4tb raid5 or 6 maybe. How to start? I am not sure if i can do this: 1. Use 2 new 4tb drives, on one of them copy existing data from...
  16. W

    Mixing drives from different vendors on a RAID1 mirror?

    Hi all, I have a DS214+ which has been running for about 7 years now (but only 1h per day). It is configured as RAID1 mirror which two WD40EFRX drives. One of the WD Red Plus drives had a couple of hundred bad sectors about one year ago, so I replaced it with the same model (I happend to have...
  17. G

    DSM 7.0 Not seeing an increase in volume after replacing smaller drives with larger drives in an SHR raid

    I have 4 disks in an SHR 1 array on a system using DSM 7. This is my first NAS so I did not upgrade from an older version of DSM. I started with 2x6TB and 2x16 TB disks The storage pool showed I have 25.5 capacity. I replaced one of the 6TB drives with a 12TB drive and the storage pool still...
  18. J

    Put in new drives in my Synology NAS DS920+ and it says that there are 3 damaged sektors in one of them. What to do?

    I have a synology NAS DS920+ with 2 8TB Drives and i expanded it with 2 16 TB drives and it has been installing/expanding for a day or 2 now and it says that there are 3 damaged sektors on drive 3. Should i contact the retailer to get it replaced or ist it fine? Can i repair the damaged sektors...
  19. M

    DSM 7.0 DS418j - swapping drives

    Hi everyone. Currently, I have DS418J with 4x4 TB drives (SHR, 4x WD Ultrastar 4TB SATA 512) and I'm using it mainly for videos and series. I'm running out of space so I need to add new drives. I have available 2x WD Red Plus 10TB WD101EFBX. a) Can I swap two 4 TB drives for two 10 TB drives...
  20. R

    Low clicking sound w. DS220+ and Seagate IronWolf drives

    Newbie here. I bought my first Synology NAS, DS220+ and set it up with 2 8TB Seagate IronWolf drives. Fan is in quiet mode, HDD hibernation set for 15min, Advanced HDD hibernation to minimize power consumption enabled. Ran IronWolf Tests on both drives and they are normal. I didn't create any...
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