readysecure1985 wrote:Adding the 15.TB drives after the 3TB drives will not work. The ReadyNAS will see them as the wrong size and reject them. I would suggest backing up your data to an alternate device and install all the drives at the same time and perform a factory default on the ReadyNAS. This will give you the most storage for your drives and allow for future expansion if you eventually decide to replace the 1.5 drives with 3s.
Ney wrote: so i should end up with 10.5TB total, which is a bit more than I hoped for.
TeknoJnky wrote:Ney wrote: so i should end up with 10.5TB total, which is a bit more than I hoped for.
it will be less than 10.5, 1.5tb is more like 1.4 usable, which will get you 9.8, minus OS and raid overheads, you will likely end up with 9.5 to 9.6 tb usable space
Starting with the small drives only will give you a 3 TB initial volume size, which can be expanded to 11 TB later on (without a factory reset).Ney wrote:So can i put in the 3 small drives by themselves, copy over the data, and then add the 2x3tb drive that works, and then later on add the last 3tb drive, after it get replaced, and still achieve the same result as if i put in the three small ones and two 3tb at the same time?
Yes.Ney wrote:ps. I assume factory reset means that all data is lost and need to be backed up, not just that it needs to sit and chew data overnight and being offline, right?
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