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    Add Drives to QNAP

    I have 10 x 2TB drives in my QNAP configured as RAID 6. I would like to expand it by adding an additional 2 x 2TB drives.
    I read that on the Qnap the raid 6 cannot be expanded beyond 16TB. It can be created as larger than 16TB but cannot be expanded beyond 16TB once its created.

    Can anyone confirm if this is true or not before I purchase 2 additional drives?

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    Got my answer

    QNAP NAS supports a disk volume of larger than 16TB. To use these models with QNAP NAS, please upgrade the NAS firmware to v3.4.0 or later. A disk volume of less than 16TB of storage can only be expanded to maximum 16TB by online RAID capacity expansion or adding hard drives. Online RAID capacity expansion and adding hard drives are not supported for a disk volume of over 16TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    To use these models with QNAP NAS, please upgrade the NAS firmware to v3.4.0 or later.
    My recent QNAP firmware upgrade didn't go well - fortunatly it wasn't a live server, being in-between uses, so I wasn't all that bothered, but it did take a while to get everything sorted and the device responding correctly.

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    @dhicks - I dont think the upgrade fixes the limitation of 16TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    @dhicks - I dont think the upgrade fixes the limitation of 16TB.
    If possible make sure you have a backup of all data before doing a firmware upgrade seems to be the moral of the story with NAS devices

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