Jump to content
XPEnology Community

Quick & Easy way to change HDD (equal or greater capacity)


Recommended Posts

Back up your important data first. I won't be held responsible for any loss of data.

This guide writing for DMS 6.1.3, use a single HDD.


>>> Proceed at your own risk! <<<<


  1. Power off your XPE.
  2. Insert a new HDD (equal or greater capacity).
  3. Power on your XPE.
  4. Change RAID type: Open "Storage Manager" >>> RAID Group >>> Manage >>> Change RAID type >>> RAID 1 >>> Drag & Drop the new HDD to RAID Group (right side) >>> Yes/Next/Apply/OK.
  5. Waiting for "Changing (Re-sychronizing)" done.
  6. Power off your XPE.
  7. Remove the old HDD.
  8. Power on your XPE.
  9.  Enable SSH: Open "Control Panel" >>> Terminal & SNMP >>> Enable SSH service >>> Apply.
  10. Connect to XPE via SSH by Putty: log in an admin account.
  11. Run: sudo mdadm --grow --raid-devices=1 --force /dev/md2
  12. Expand the volume capacity (in case of change to a greater capacity HDD): 
    • Open "Storage Manager" >>> RAID Group >>> Manage >>> Expand  >>> Yes/Next/Apply/OK.
    • Open "Storage Manager" >>> Volume >>> Edit >>> Max >>> Yes/Next/Apply/OK.






Edited by DHD
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...