Move disk and keep data?

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Move disk and keep data?

My good old DS214 was killed by lightning a few days ago. The powersurge travelled trough the ethernetcable, and killed most other wired equipment.

The DS214 powers on, but the network interface is fried. Time to buy a new, similar model. So my question is: If I use the same disks from the 214, will the data be readable on a new model, or does it reformat it to fit the new hardware?

-Roffee
 
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DS620slim, DS415+
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  2. macOS
  3. Windows
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Typically you should be able to migrate. Synology has a matrix available on the knowledgebase, my experience is that you can migrate most of the time to a higher specced model. There is a migration assistant in the package centre.
I hope your disks have survived the lightning!
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RS1221+, DS1517+, RS819, RS217
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During the process the Synology migration tool will tell you if the data can be migrated or not. It is a nothing-to-lose process.
 

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