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    Volume1 Hdd change

    Hello, I've got some error message: volume1 hdd I/O error, and there are several bad sector in hdd. I'd like to change the current bad, 4TB HDD to a new 6TB HDD, but I think the Synology OS is on volume 1, isn't it? So how can I swap the volume1 hdd to keep the other 3 HDDs working ?
  2. S

    How to upgrade HDDs? DS218+, 2x12TB -> 2x16TB, no RAID

    Hello, I'm a Synology greenhorn and I would like to ask how to do an upgrade of HDDs in my NAS Synology DS218+. I have 2x 12TB HGST now and I want to change it to 2x 16TB HGST. Each drive has its own volume - no RAID (I backup it from time to time to external drives). So I can not use something...
  3. S

    Replacing HDD on DS1520+

    Morning All, I have DS1520+ configured with DSM 7.1-42661 with the following HDDs: 3-2TB, 1-8TB, and 1-6TB with SHR, Volume 1, and Volume 2 in Storage Pool 2 (no storage pool 1). BTW, the only reason for the 2 volumes is my lack of knowledge when initially setting up the NAS. Configuration is...
  4. D

    DSM 7.1 DS218play HDD Upgrade Question

    I want to upgrade the HDD in my ds218play. My question is multipart, so please bear with me. The NAS has 2 HDD bays. One of them has a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD. The other bay is vacant. RAID is not configured. I want to install 2 8TB Ironwolf Pro HDDs: one in each bay and use RAID 1 (the NAS...
  5. J

    Need help figuring this out - DS218+ HDD failure, Plex migration to SSD and different raid configuration

    So, this is a head scratcher for me and need help figuring this out. In an endeavor to ensure that this goes according to plan, I look to you, the Synology geniuses, to guide me. I currently have the Synology DS218+ that I use as a Plex Media Server but also use for backups. One of my hard...
  6. T

    migrate HDD

    Hi Guys, Sorry if is on wrong thread, first time here. at the moment I have DS918+ last 3 years was complete fine but plast 3 days was start just freezing, nothing was work even web interface just restart works for another 30min to 1 hour. So my suggestion was maybe some wrong file added or some...
  7. 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...
  8. ed.j

    How to replace a HDD in DS920+

    I know this is pretty basic stuff, but I've not done it before and don't want to mess it up! Setup: DS920+ with 4 x 4TB in SHR. I have bought 2 x 16TB to increase the volume size (whilst maintaining data). I have seen some conflicting advice, one says to use the "replace" functionality in...
  9. D

    Hdd compatible one one Synology unit but not another?

    I am running out of space already on my ds920+ and wanted to add two new drives. I currently have two 4tb ironwolf drives using Synology shr for redundancy and wanted to add two 12 tb to give a bit of space that wouldn’t get eaten up in under a year. I saw a Seagate 14tb exos ST14000NM001G...
  10. jeyare

    what level of noise is produced from your rack?

    I was intrigued that many users wrote - they were bothered by the sound from the HDDs. So my primary homelab rack is about: 17 enterprise-class HDDs in 3 NASes and 2 routers and 48p switch plus 5 Noctua fans for an adaptive airflow within the rack 3kV UPS include big tower workstation equipped...
  11. jeyare

    WD Best wiping standard for your unrecoverable HDD

    You have a data in your old faulty HDD and you need to be sure that no one will take an opportunity to use it. So you can use several options. This one is the best: Open the disk chassis, then remove the platters and use a hammer. Gently. With safety glasses. A vacuum cleaner is necessary.
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    Synology Compatibility Hack

    Hi. I made a hack for my Synology Devices so it uses now every hard disk i put into it. After i tested it on my 2 devices i think its ok to post it on Github so everyone can try it. I have tested it with DSM 7.0.1. GitHub - Livedeath2k/Synology-Compatibility-Hack: It's a hack to disable the...
  13. BobW

    Can you combine SSD and HDD disk into one SHR storage pool

    Hi, Question is it possible to combine 1 SSD disk and 2 HDD disk into one SHR storage pool with one volume? At the moment I have 1x 2TB SSD into storage pool 1 (volume 1) And 2x 8TB HDD into storage pool 2 (volume 2) On the SSD I have all the applications / Docker/ MailPlus-server and also the...
  14. S

    DS216-II exos x16 SATA not detected in internal bay

    Hi, this seems to be an exact duplicate this thread but the outcome or to resolved was never posted (and I can't post to that thread anymore). Band new Seagate exos x16 16TB installed in slot #2 = synology not detected (light not on by the drive indicator) Swapped existing - working SATA to...
  15. B

    DSM 7.0 Replace Primary HDD with another

    Hi guys, I currently have a 6TB drive in my Synology DS220+ that I want to replace with a 16TGB drive. I’d essentially like to copy what’s on the 6TB and put it on the 16TB, then remove the 6TB from the Synology and put the 16TB one in as Volume 1. What’s the best way to do this retaining all...
  16. EAZ1964

    HDD technology developing to over 30TB/disk

    https://blocksandfiles.com/2021/06/14/toshiba-disks-get-2-gen-leg-up-from-flux-control/ New developments, let us see what the costs will be to put a few of them in raid 5, and have the backup disk spinning..
  17. B

    How to add HDD to RS2416RP+

    Dear All, Please I have a RS2416RP+ and wondering how to add HDD after the 12th. I am not sure how to do this, but I know the NAS can support 24 drives.
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    DS1511+ Motherboard defect. HDD to SWAP to other Syno compatible

    Hi all, My good old 10 year old DS1511+ just broke the other day. Probably a motherboard failure. I have backups of most of my stuff. I am thinking to buy a RS1221+ or one of the recent DS models but I am afraid my old HDDs (various brands, unknown types) are not compatible with the latest...
  19. G

    high capacity HDD low noise

    Using DS416play and DS420+. my 8TO NAS (synology HAT, seagate NAS both 7200) are noise OK. Beyond , from 14to 18 TB, I have read various comments on HDD which are either limited or with contradictions. It seems I need to avoid Exos or WD entreprise, cheap but noisy. WD Red and Red plus , max...
  20. _vic_

    DS1821+ and two types of RAID on the 8 HDD

    Hello, I have a question on the new DS1821+: is it possible to configure the first 2 HDD with a RAID1 and the last 6 HDD with a RAID6? At the moment I am using a DS713+ with 2x 6TB in RAID1 and a DX513 with 5x 3TB in RAID6. I'd like to keep some data on a mirrored system for a quick and simple...