Rangiora NAS Rationalisation 201805


What we currently have:


  1. W7Server Win 10 PC: (DHCP)
    • SPM393 hardware raid controller with 4 x 4TB WD Green drives
    • Approx 4.5TB free of 10TB
  2. Synology DS207 (
    • 2 x Seagate Archive HDD 8TB
    • Approx 200GB free of 7TB

2 above was originally a mirror of 1 but has moved on.

Standalone USB drives

  • Various / many



  • DS107e single drive, drive/content unknown
  • QNAP TS409 Turbo, drives/content unknown


Used but new to us, arrived 24/5/2018

  • Synology DS212J (
    • 2 x 1TB WD Green drives, content wiped
  • Synology DS216SE (
    • 2 x 2TB WD Green, content = W33kes files


New arrived 25/5/2018

  • 2 x Seagate 12TB IronWolf NAS/Raid drives


  • Primary server:
    • DS216SE
    • 2 x Seagate IronWolf 12TB drives in RAID 1
  • Trial Replication server for W33kes:
    • DS212J
    • Drives?
  • W7Server:
    • Raid function retired
    • Sell Case + SPM393 + Hot swap caddies
    • (Retain other functionality, just drop file server component)
  • Sell:
    • DS207 + left over drives
    • DS107e + left over drives
    • QNAP TS409 Turbo + left over drives
  • Rationalise various standalone USB drives and put files to be kept onto DS216SE

Interim Setup

  • W7Server DHCP and where the work will be done
    • Has Raid 5 array mapped as W
  • DS207
      • Shared: Has current live company files not touched in this operation
      • ‘W’ Share target of this operation mapped to N
  • DS212J
    • Has W333kes 4 x shares snapshot per last upgrade
    • Not mapped as not relevant to this operation
  • DS216SE
    • Multiple shares but only ‘W’ relevant for this operation
      • ‘W’ Share target mapped to M


  1. Copy content of DS216SE to DS212J
    • Mirror Shares structure – DONE
      • ‘MYOB Data’
    • Copy files per each share – DONE
  2. Copy W7Server/w to DS216SE/w
Posted in NAS

Synology DS207+ and Seagate 8TB archive HDD


OK time to add a second Seagate 8TB to this DS207+ Synolog NAS

As simple as:

  • Shutdown
  • Install second drive
  • Power Up
  • Confirm can see unused drive in Storage Manager
  • In Storage Manager, Select current single volume and change Raid type to 1
  • Wait… for it all to synchonise

So now we have a DS207+ with an available 7.5TB Raid 1 so mirrored


This DS207+ is getting a bit long in the tooth now, but last effort a year ago it happily accepted 2 x 4TB WD Green HDDs so we shall see if it can run with Seagates new 8TB Archive HDD

Synology list a more recent firmware than a year ago to address the well publicised OpenSSL vulnerabilities.  Good to see.

So downloaded DSM_DS207+_1639.pat and installed it with the Synology Assistant under a Win 7 machine to

So easy, Volume creation wizard shows 1 x ST8000AS0002-1NA with 7.2TB available

So on to creating a simple volume which I expect will take a day or so..  Note selected a straightforward (not Synology SHR) volume for maximum compatibility