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    NAS recommendation for U1

    Hi there,
    I want to upgrade my nas currently using Synology DS216+ 4TB WD Red and running out of space.
    What would be an upgrade NAS available? do solid-state drive in nas sound better than the 3.5 WD drive?
    Thanks in advanced

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Going to a Synology with larger capacity would let you use the Synology Migration Assistant to move your data over. Personally I'd go for traditional platter-based NAS drives, like the Western Digital Red series, for cost purposes.
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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    You may be able to change the HDD to 2 x 8TB without upgrading the NAS hardware.

    If you want to upgrade the NAS anyway, check out a fanless NAS such as QNAP HS-453DX.

    You might spend the money elsewhere (such as fiber isolation and/or LPS) instead of paying the higher price of SSD.
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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Thank you Peter for your response, looks like I won't gain any performance upgrading to a new NAS. I will take your advice and install a bigger hard drive
    Your suggestion with 2 x 8TB set up as RAID?

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Mirror or not, that's up to you for your needs.

    The max capacity is a little confusing. Official Synology web site seems to indicate your NAS with a 64bit CPU can support a volume over 16TB (with a sufficiently recent version of Synology DSM):
    DiskStation Manager - Knowledge Base | Synology Inc.

    But the original specs of your NAS indicate 8TB x 2 only:
    https://global.download.synology.com..._Sheet_enu.pdf

    I believe, but not 100% sure, larger than 16TB should work and the 2016 spec was outdated.
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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Noop question what is (such as fiber isolation and/or LPS)

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    I have the same NAS as you and upgraded it to have two 10TB drives. Easy upgrade.
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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Projectman, how do you upgrade your NAS to 10TB?
    Thanks in advanced

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Backup your data on the NAS, pull out the old drives, put in the new drives, prepare/format the new drives using Synology utility, and restore your data

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    Thanks, now need to find some space so I can back up the old hard drive to

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    Re: NAS recommendation for U1

    You probably don't need to backup the data somewhere else: Replace Drives to Expand Storage Capacity. Note that the Repair action can take a long time, and you just need to wait. I think it took over a day per new larger hard disk when I last did this, but my original hard drives were larger than 4TB each.
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