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Adding extra disk drives to my RN104

Warwick168
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Adding extra disk drives to my RN104

Hi,

I have a RN104 with 2 x 4TB drives in bays 1 and 2.  I added 2 x 8TB drives to bays 3 and 4 and honestly thought that I would have ended up with 2 volumes. (the 4TB original volume and a 8TB new volume) I could have sworn I saw this possibility somewhere a while ago, however when I installed the 2 new 8TB drives it automatically started reshaping the volume for raid 5 where it looks like I have a heap of unused space on the new disks.

 

Is there an option for what I want or should I have got the same sized drives?

 

Regards

 

Warwick

Model: RN10400|ReadyNAS 100 Series 4- Bay (Diskless)
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mdgm-ntgr
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Re: Adding extra disk drives to my RN104

If using X-RAID once the resync completes it should then automatically expand to create a RAID-1 layer using the available space on the 8TB disks.

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