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NSA325 v2 upgrade to maximum RAID1 capacity

dottoredottore Posts: 2  Junior Member
edited April 9 in Questions
Hello, I have an NSA325 v2 with the latest firmware. It is currently running in RAID1 with two identical 2TB Seagate hard drives. I want to upgrade the storage capacity to the maximum possible, which I believe is 6TB in RAID1. My questions are:

1. What is the largest disk drive I can put in the internal slots of NSA325 v2?
2. Does it matter what brand it is? Is there any experience with drives that work, but others that will not?
3. What is the exact procedure to do this. What may go wrong? Should I backup my files first?

Thanks!

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  • RoryRory Posts: 116  Warrior Member
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    zyxel nsa325 v2 hdd compatibility table:
    http://il.zyxel.com/ProductTab.shtml?pid=20150327120001&idx=3&c=gb&l=en

    procedure:
    The steps as below:

    1. Power off NSA325v2
    2. Plug-out disk2(1T HDD)
    3. Plug-in 6T HDD as disk2
    4. Repair the RAID1
    5. Repair finish
    6. Power off NSA325v2
    7. Plug-out disk1(1T HDD)
    8. Plug-in 6T HDD as disk1
    9. Repair the RAID1
    10. Repair finish
    11. Expand volume to 6T

    Moreover, my suggestion is backup your files first.


  • dottoredottore Posts: 2  Junior Member
    Accepted Answer
    Thank you very much! So, I see only WD60EFRX(RED) offers 6TB capacity. This is quite restricting, thankfully this drive still appears to be available.
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 519  Heroic Warrior Member
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    And I'm not aware of any limitation for the 325, up to the 16GiB volume limitation for ext3. Although it's comfortable to not pass the 8TB frontier, as you then enter the next power of 2 (seen from 6TB)


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