I am running the following system:
- Qnap Turbo Station TVS-871-i7-16G
One storage pool containing
8 x 6 TB WD Red in RAID6 as volume1
- Qnap UX-800p
8 x 6 TB WD Red in RAID6 as volume2
As I am running out of space, I am eager to upgrade to bigger drives, mainly WD Red 10 TB or Seagate IronWolf 12 TB.
I am aware, that online RAID Capacity Upgrade, where one eject the old, insert the new hdd and rebuild the RAID is possible, but that does not sound handy. I guess that would takes weeks.
As I own another Qnap Turbo Station TVS-871-i7-16G I thought of cloning the volume1 to the other one (user data and configuration) right away with the 10 TB/12 TB drives, but I am not sure about the enclosure ...
What would you suggest as best and fastest approach with minimized write operations?
Thank you for any hints!