Expanding and upgrade my storage on Synology to Raid 1 (Part 2)

I promised to come back to the 2nd part of my post. After the checking of the consitency was done I expected to do 1 more step, expanding the drive to it’s full capacity. So when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was checking my precious disks.

Big was my surprise that the Synology DSM software already decided to use the full capacity of the disks. So, tadaa.. Fully mirror RAID 1 and 4TB (3,6TB effective) for my movies and stuff. I love it.

 

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Expanding and upgrade my storage on Synology to Raid 1 (Part 1)

Synology 1512+
Synology 1512+

I have a Synology 1512+ which is doing it’s job perfectly for my needs. Let me explain what was my situation and how it’s now (and how I did it) .. just in case whenever you cross the same situation.

The Synology 1512+ is a 5 bay diskstation running Linux as base. On top of that OS Synology made it’s own “Disk station Manager” called DSM. All these actions where performed with DSM v4.3.3810 Update 3. Any older version of DSM might not have the functions I described and used or might not recognize the new disks of this size.

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