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Windows 7: NAS Question

06 Oct 2018   #1
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
NAS Question

I have a Seagate BlackArmor 440 NAS. It has four 2 TB hard drives set up in Raid 5 for a capacity of 5.36 TB. However, the drives are almost full. If I buy new drives for it, must all four drives be the same capacity (i.e. four 4 TB drives, four 6 TB drives, etc.) or can they each be different capacities? Thank you.

Jim


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06 Oct 2018   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Have you been to the Seagate site to see what drives are compatible? I know with my Drobo, I can have drives of any size.
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06 Oct 2018   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

In RAID, all drives must be the same size for the maiximum capacity of each drive to be utilized. Otherwise only the amount of the capacity of the smallest drive will be used by each drive. For example, if you have two 2TB drives and two 4TB drives in a RAID 5, the capacity of the RAID will be the same as only four 2TB drives.
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