Raid 6 Expandability

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Raid 6 Expandability

hedkase

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NAS
RS815+ | RX415 Expansion | @ 63TB
Hey All, I've got a question regarding expanding a RAID 6 Synology NAS.

If I've got a 16 Bay NAS unit with 12 drives setup in RAID 6, can more drives of the same size be added to the same pool/volume at a later date? I understand this is a feature of SHR but with different drive sizes but am unclear of the limits of RAID 6.

I'm gauging whether I need to fill the NAS unit from the start or if I can add drives to the pool/volume later on.

Any help is appreciated!
 
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Telos

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By RAID 6 do you mean "RAID 6" or SHR2? These terms are wrongly used interchangeably by many.
 

hedkase

Byte Poster
NAS
RS815+ | RX415 Expansion | @ 63TB
Hey @Telos, I'm referring to RAID 6 (not SHR2). I get how SHR works but I'm not clear on the RAID 6 application.
 
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