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Largest capacity drive in RN316 / RN Ultra 6?

ItsPeter
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Largest capacity drive in RN316 / RN Ultra 6?

I've got a ReadyNAS 316, 6.9.2, with a mix of 8TB/12TB drives, and a ReadyNAS Ultra 6, 6.10.5, with a mix of 4TB/8TB drives.

 

For future drive swaps, I am considering 16TB (Seagate Ironwolf). I can't find any mention in the community of anyone using this drive in either unit. Should I expect the 16TB drives to work, and will I see the full capacity, or is there some limit I am going to hit (either on an individual drive, or in total)?

 

Just want to avoid spending extra on the bigger drives, if there's any reason I'm not going to see the extra space in these units.

Model: RN31600|ReadyNAS 300 Series 6- Bay (Diskless)
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StephenB
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Re: Largest capacity drive in RN316 / RN Ultra 6?


@ItsPeter wrote:

 

For future drive swaps, I am considering 16TB (Seagate Ironwolf). I can't find any mention in the community of anyone using this drive in either unit. Should I expect the 16TB drives to work, and will I see the full capacity, or is there some limit I am going to hit (either on an individual drive, or in total)?

There is no known capacity limit, and there are folks here using 16 and 18 TB drives in OS-6 NAS. You should see full capacity, as long as you have two of the largest size installed (assuming single redundancy RAID).  You'd need 4 of the largest size if you are using dual redundancy (RAID-6).

 

FWIW, the 16 TB Ironwolf is on Netgear's compatibility list for your NAS.  Though the HCL is viewed more as a guide now - any CMR NAS-purposed or Enterprise SATA drive should work.

 

 

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StephenB
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Re: Largest capacity drive in RN316 / RN Ultra 6?


@ItsPeter wrote:

 

For future drive swaps, I am considering 16TB (Seagate Ironwolf). I can't find any mention in the community of anyone using this drive in either unit. Should I expect the 16TB drives to work, and will I see the full capacity, or is there some limit I am going to hit (either on an individual drive, or in total)?

There is no known capacity limit, and there are folks here using 16 and 18 TB drives in OS-6 NAS. You should see full capacity, as long as you have two of the largest size installed (assuming single redundancy RAID).  You'd need 4 of the largest size if you are using dual redundancy (RAID-6).

 

FWIW, the 16 TB Ironwolf is on Netgear's compatibility list for your NAS.  Though the HCL is viewed more as a guide now - any CMR NAS-purposed or Enterprise SATA drive should work.

 

 

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ItsPeter
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Re: Largest capacity drive in RN316 / RN Ultra 6?

Thanks for the quick reply - I should have just checked the HCL!

 

Last time I looked for the HCL it didn't look like it had been updated in a while, maybe I wasn't referencing the latest revision or something.

 

Thanks again.

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