Volume Expansion/ RAID reconfiguration?

Hello, I'm wondering if its possible (and how) to take my current RAID5 (3TB *10) and reconfigure it to run 10TB*8 with 2 hot spares. (Asustor 6210t) My current capacity utilization is at about 56%. I have the (8) 10TB Ironwolf NAS drives that I want to use and have only inserted one and started the rebuilding process. Is there any way to reconfigure this array without having to off load my data?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 13:25
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Recommend a NAS?

I have a friend with a small Tax business that is wanting to use a NAS to store her information on, as well as have another backup of her data. She will possibly add another person to her business (which will make 2 people total) and was wanting a NAS for a file server and backup solution. Does this sound like the best option for her and what would you recommend? I have some experience with QNAP NASes. Thanks you so much for your help, Craig
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 12:55
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4tb WD Red no longer compatible with synology?

Hi. Thanks for your site and videos. I have recently moved my 4tb wd red HDD from ds412+ to rs1219+. A check today on the synology site shows 4tb red HDD are no longer listed as compatible. They were on the compatible list yesterday I’m sure! My question is which models/serial numbers were compatible? Has WD published when they changed from CMR to SMR on hdd so we can check what we have? Regards
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 03:30
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NAS History - The QNAP TS-101 NAS 1-Bay from 2006

Discuss: NAS History - The QNAP TS-101 NAS 1-Bay from 2006
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 01:00
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How to Play your Steam Library on a TerraMaster NAS

Discuss: How to Play your Steam Library on a TerraMaster NAS
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 01:00
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Synology RackStation RS1619xs+?

Can the Synology RackStation RS1619xs+ CPU be user upgradable?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 27 April 2020, 00:00
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Beginner advice?

Hello! First, kudos for your site and the depth of knowledge you share, it's greatly appreciated. I'm a beginner looking into nas and though it's hard to follow you at times, your work is incredibly comprehensive. I am a mac user but comfortable on pc and would like to have a central place to access my image files as well as have storage for music, documents and some video. Though I'm all for plug n play, I like to customize my setups so I was leaning towards Qnap. 1.) I am a photographer and have about 4tb of images I'd like to back up/rotate on an ongoing basis. These could be backup catalog files or low res image proxies that I can pull/send to clients. Also there will be photoshop work and occasional short video work to be done. 2.) I'm just beginning to study programming and would like to be able to have vm capabilities. 3.) One son - music and some videos on a central server would be useful for my family. 4.) Another son - 10-50gb files for 3D modeling projects for school. Storage and access only. Beyond that, I'm open. I was looking at one of the Qnap 3 drive series, primarily because I can almost afford it. And with the pandemic, it might be awhile... Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks again! Steve
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 21:10
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Memory Upgradation of Synology DS916+?

Does DS916+ support 16GB ram and what is the exact specs of Ram to be used.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 13:25
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Expanding memory?

Hello, I am using a QNAP NAS ts-421. I installed 3 4TB disks on it (RAID5). My system says my memory is almost full. If I put an extra 4TB disk in, will that solve my problem? One other question: how to I delete files on the QNAP? Do I just delete them from the and hopefully that will solve my memory problem? Kind regards, Deborah
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 11:30
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Slow qnap Nas ts-251?

Hello, I have an issue with my qnap ts-251 4gb ram - 3 tb that I've had for about 4 years. it feels very slow. it takes about 10-15 secs to access the main desktop, then installing even a small app can take 5-10mins. It seems to play Plex 4k fine, copying files to and from pc I get about 70-80mb/sec. I have a 8 switch router 1gb/sec , a few days ago I setup a LAG setup on two ports and bonded the ports on the qnap but it didn't make any difference. To be honest it's never been that quick, but lately it's gotten worse. Is it time to upgrade do you think? ah btw I use the Nas for backup, videos and surveillance. the survellience records to second hard drive. the first is for apps/video/backup. thanks alot Paul
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 08:20
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Thunderbolt3 conversion to cat5 ?

Hi, i saw your videos on youtube, i was wondering to know IF, is possible to connect TerraMaster TD2 to a cat5 using the second thunderbolt3 port... Is this unit only a local unit?? or can i uses this one like a cloud too Thanks Carlos Cardo
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 04:40
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SSD Buyers Guide - Understanding Different NAND and FLASH Types

Discuss: SSD Buyers Guide - Understanding Different NAND and FLASH Types
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 26 April 2020, 01:00
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NAS Compatibility for QTS Hero?

Hello I would like to know if QTS hero will be available for TVS-872xt
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 18:20
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Synology NAS?

I have tried connecting both a Samsung T5 Portable SSD and a Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD to both front and back USB ports on a Synology DS918+ and devices are recognised. It does recognise USB pen drives that I attached and the portable SSD's work in both my laptop and my PC. Please can you give me some advice. Regards Dave
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 14:10
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Replace WD NAS Drives?

Hi, I currently run a Synology DS218+ with 2 x 2TB WD Red drives in a SHR configuration. A few weeks back I had the first indication of bad sectors (2) on one of the drives and again today the count has increased to 3. The NAS does not come in for fantastically hard use, being only used as a Time Machine backup device for a couple of Macs and as a Sonos Music server. The drives themselves date from a previous Synology NAS bought back in 2012. Clearly after 8 years, I have no complaint about needing to replace the drives, but my question is with the increasing (slowly) bad sector count, how critical is is that I do so asap? Secondly, although there is no great need for extra backup, I would probably increase the drive capacities to 4TB just for future-proofing. Having been happy with the WD drives, I would likely go for the same brand again (unless you strongly recommended an alternative). Which drives would you suggest for the DS281+ Red, Red-Pro or Gold. I quite like the idea of the increased rotation speed of the Red-Pro and Gold for presumably improved performance and have found actually Gold devices to be cheaper than the Red-Pro. I would be very interested in your thoughts. Many thanks, brian.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 13:45
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WD100EFAX?

The big question is about 10TB WD red 10TB WD100EFAX! By letter 'A' it is a strong index that WD100EFAX is a SMR Disk! - also the cache size is 256MB!! In contrast WD writes 'above 8TB' all WD RED are PMR, CMR. Synology lists WD100EAFX as incompatible for a RS2414RP!!! could you clarify about WD100EFAX is SMR or TRUE PMR? Thanks Reto Gfeller
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 13:05
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Quiet RAID in idle?

Greetings, I’m looking to setup 2 8TB HDDs in a RAIDZ1 for my data files. I don’t mind any loud Read/Write or Startup noises. In fact, I find them pleasant as I find the sound a dial-up modem makes while connecting… nostalgia is most certainly the culprit. However, I DO mind any idle sounds of any kind. Don’t want to be distracted by clicking, humming, or whining noises while just browsing the Web. This distraction would be too annoying for me in the age of the SSDs. I currently have 1TB HDDs in a RAIDZ5 that are whisper quiet and a trusty old WD Velociraptor that only makes noise while accessing data but I know that todays larger drives are noisier. Are there any HDDs you would recommend or settings to apply that would give me a quiet RAID1 while in idle? Thanks in advance, AL from California
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 05:05
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SSD Terminology - Common Terms Explained - DWPD, TBW, NAND, TRIM and More

Discuss: SSD Terminology - Common Terms Explained - DWPD, TBW, NAND, TRIM and More
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 April 2020, 01:00
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Ram Upgrade?

I want to upgrade the RAM in the Synology DS1618 from 4GB to 32GB.. Did anyone successfully install the compatible memory into the NSA without any issues. I just want know before i purchase the RAM from Amozon. Thanks - Ronald
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 April 2020, 21:35
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External Storage for Wifi router with Ethernet?

I am simply trying to find out whether I could use a USB to Ethernet adapter to connect my Eero Pro (or any router with an Ethernet port) to an external device (with a USB port).
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 24 April 2020, 21:20
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