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Running a ReadyNAS 516, currently on firmware v6.10.1 and is showing it as "XRAID", not XRAID2. Has (6) 3TB drives and I'm running low on space. I found a drive on the drive compatibility guide that would work (ST8000VN0022) which is a Seagate 8TB drive.

 

I'm looking to replace 1 drive at a time until they all resync and then expand the volume to 48TB which would be 30TB increase but I've been reading conflicting things on the boards. I saw older posts, mostly referencing v4 of the firmware that you cannot expand beyond 10TB wiping destroying the array. 


Is there any limitation on my box or will I have no problem doing a vertical expansion on this box by replacing all the drives with much larger ones and without losing any data?

Model: RN51663E|ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay 6x3TB Enterprise Drive
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Yes, it just says XRAID instead of XRAID2.  But it is a newer version than on the legacy models.  For one thing, the expansion limits you have read about do not exist on your NAS.

 

I personally tink it is a really bad idea to not have a separate forum area for legacy models, as quite a few things are different with them.

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Yes, it just says XRAID instead of XRAID2.  But it is a newer version than on the legacy models.  For one thing, the expansion limits you have read about do not exist on your NAS.

 

I personally tink it is a really bad idea to not have a separate forum area for legacy models, as quite a few things are different with them.

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gotcha, so there shouldn't be a problem at all doing what i want to do. no volume expansion limitations or anything. just replace 1 disk at a time, let it resync everything then continue to the next drive until all 6 are done.

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@syphonct wrote:

gotcha, so there shouldn't be a problem at all doing what i want to do. no volume expansion limitations or anything. just replace 1 disk at a time, let it resync everything then continue to the next drive until all 6 are done.


Correct. 

 

Your data is at risk during the resync (since the volume is not protected during that process).  So I do recommend making a backup.

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