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Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby sye2eye » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 am

Hi,
I currently have 2 6Tb HDDs set up as RAID 1 in a 4 bay TS-453 Pro. I wondered if I can add another 2 (different sized) HDDs in the remaining bays and create another separate RAID 1 volume?
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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby dolbyman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:09 am

sure .. why not ?

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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby sye2eye » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:19 am

Thanks Dolbyman, any pointers on where in QTS I would set this up?

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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby dolbyman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:43 am

just add the two drives and create a new RAID1 group in storage manager

http://docs.qnap.com/nas/4.3/cat2/en/in ... groups.htm

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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby sye2eye » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:46 am

Thanks Dolbyman, I'll give it a go.

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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby MrVideo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:30 am

Dumb question... why RAID1s? You'd be better off running a single RAID5. More data storage. Easier to manage.
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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby dolbyman » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:05 am

because of the different sizes? (than the original drives)

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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby MrVideo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:19 pm

If they are both 6TB, or larger, then the point is moot. If not, I would wait until you can get 6TB drives. Putting in two RAID1s will, IMHO, back you into a corner.
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When you ask a question, please include the following
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QNAP md_checker nasreport (release 20180525)
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Model: TS-869L -- RAM: 3G -- FW: QTS 4.1.4 Build 20150522 (used for data storage)
WD60EFRX-68L0BN1(x1)/68MYMN1(x7) Red HDDs -- RAID6: 8x6TB -- Cold spare: 1x6TB
Entware
===============================
Model: TS-451A -- RAM: 2G -- FW: QTS 4.2.3 Build 20170213 (used as a video server)
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Re: Two Raid 1 Set Up in 4 Bay NAS

Postby sye2eye » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Thanks for the advice. I had 2 spare 2Tb drives and 2 spare slots in the NAS which I've now set up as a separate RAID1 and is working fine. Not ideal I know, and once funds allow I'll look at setting it up differently.
Thanks again


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