PedraSimon

how to configure my HDD in XPEnology

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Hi,

 

In my newly built N54L, I installed 3 HDD, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB. But I am confused about the concepts of disk group, volume, raid..etc

 

All I need is to have 500GB storage space with 1-disk redundancy and the remaining space available will be used for media which i dont care about if I lose them.

 

How should I go about configuring the system?

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setup two volumes:

1. 500GB + 1TB as SHR for future upgrades

2. 2TB as basic volume - no redundancy.

 

create media folders on volume2 (2TB) and install all the software on volume1

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Thanks for the quick tip.

 

Just to be sure, you meant

1. Create SHR volume on 500GB, extend it to include the 1TB. DSM will automatically treat this as 500 GB mirror. The remaining 500GB will be unusable until future changes such as adding disk to this volume.

 

2. If I have already created the 2TB as single disk SHR. This will have some overhead, but simplifies things if i add disk in the future for redundancy?

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Thanks for the quick tip.

 

Just to be sure, you meant

1. Create SHR volume on 500GB, extend it to include the 1TB. DSM will automatically treat this as 500 GB mirror. The remaining 500GB will be unusable until future changes such as adding disk to this volume.

Correct.

2. If I have already created the 2TB as single disk SHR. This will have some overhead, but simplifies things if i add disk in the future for redundancy? There is no noticeable overhead, but it was not necessary as later on there is upgrade path from basic volume to RAID without losing data. Either way is OK.

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