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Why is allocation less than capacity?

glimpse
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Why is allocation less than capacity?

Seems I'm thwarted by this *(&^*#&^T%$ box every time I try to do something...

 

I've got a Pro 6 NAS that I bought with 6x1TB drives. I wanted to upgrade the capacity by installing 6x3TB drives. A call to tech support suggested the best way was to do a "factory reset", so of course, this is what I did/tried to do as follows:

 

1. From Frontview, I selected the "Factory Default" button. When the process started, I was prompted to make some inputs to configure the unit.

 

2. Before making the entries, and restarting, I removed and replaced all 6 1TB drives with WD Red 3 TB drives.

 

3. In Frontview, I selected the X-RAID2 option with tolerance for 2 disk failures, and hit the go button

 

4. The process began, but as I view the Frontview volume settings, it seems I will wind up with only a fraction of the available capacity because only 927 GB on each disk is "allocated" (see screenshot)

 

What is going on here?? Why am I not getting the entire 2,794 GB from each drive allocated?

 

Thanks!

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glimpse
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Re: Why is allocation less than capacity?

I executed a second "factory reset" from Frontview, and the problem fixed itself; I see (almost) all of the 2,794 GB capacity in the allocation column. It's now syncing itself, and expects to be complete in a little over 12 hours.

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glimpse
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Re: Why is allocation less than capacity?

I executed a second "factory reset" from Frontview, and the problem fixed itself; I see (almost) all of the 2,794 GB capacity in the allocation column. It's now syncing itself, and expects to be complete in a little over 12 hours.

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mdgm-ntgr
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Re: Why is allocation less than capacity?

That is odd that it didn't work the first time. Glad it is now resolved.

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