Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
patseguin

Drive models in RAID

5 posts in this topic

I have a Synology 1511+ NAS with the DX510 add-on. The 1511+ has 5 x TB Seagate Barracuda drives and the addon has 5 WD Red NAS drives. One of the WD Red's was DoA when I got the 5 just FYI. Anyways, my setup is configured as "Synology hybrid raid with 1 drive tolerance". I should have set it up as 2 drive tolerance but I'm glad at least the 1 drive tolerance was there because one of the Seagate drives went bad. I bought another WB Red to replace the Seagate. Is there a problem with that? All the drives are 3TB drives, just the main unit will 1 have 1 WD 3 TB drive and 4 Seagate 3TB drives. I assume the make/model doesn't matter as long as the capacity is the same, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think there will be a problem. RAID drives don't have to be identical, though if they aren't the same capacity they will be limited to whatever the smallest drive is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Typically RAID requirement is at least minimum the size of the other drives and same drive connector. Brand doesn't matter. But with a NAS there are other possible things to look at too such as drives made for a NAS and also what Synology said they are compatible with. But if you are using a WD Red then just grab another same size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moved to Hardware Hangouts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I didn't really know what I was doing when I set it up with Seagate Barracuda drives. I need to figure out a way to replace my remaining 4 Seagate drives with WD Red NAS drives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.