How do I expand my Synology?
Expand storage capacity with Storage Manager
- Go to the Storage Pool tab and select the storage pool to be expanded. For DSM 7.0 and above: Click. and select Expand. For DSM 6.2 and earlier: Click the Action drop-down menu and select Expand.
- Click Apply to confirm settings.
What is the maximum single volume size of my Synology NAS?
Most Synology NAS models support a maximum single volume size of either 16 TB or 108 TB. If your Synology NAS model has a CPU architecture of 32-bit (x86), you can create a volume of up to 16 TB. If your Synology NAS model has a CPU architecture of 64-bit (x64), you can create a volume of up to 108 TB.
Can you upgrade Synology NAS?
If your Synology NAS is not running the latest DSM version, the system will display a message notifying you of an available update next to Status in Control Panel > Update & Restore. You can click the Download button to install the new version.
How do I expand my NAS storage?
Storage capacity in today’s NASes can usually be expanded in two ways:
- Backing up the NAS, shutting it down, replacing all drives with larger ones and copying back the original data.
- Replacing drives one-by-one with larger ones and letting the RAID volume rebuild between each disk swap.
How do I expand my Synology storage pool?
Power on your Synology NAS and launch Storage Manager. Go to the Storage Pool page and select the storage pool you want to expand. Click Add Drive from the Action drop-down menu. Select the drive you want to add from the list.
What is Synology Hybrid RAID SHR?
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) is Synology’s automated RAID management system. SHR allows users to create a flexible storage solution with optimized capacity and performance. 1. SHR is based on a Linux RAID management system and designed to make storage deployment quicker and easier than classic RAID systems.
Can you use different size hard drives in a Synology NAS?
Synology does allow you to mix different make and size drives. But I would still recommend mixing only similar kind of drives. Either all of them are NAS drives like WD Red or desktop or pro drives.
Can you connect two Synology NAS together?
With Synology Drive ShareSync, you can seamlessly sync data among multiple Synology NAS devices.
Can you expand Synology RAID?
You can install additional drives and use them to change the RAID type of an existing storage pool for capacity expansion as long as there are empty drive slots in your Synology NAS.