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GoranZ

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#300763 3-Oct-2022 10:33
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Hi, we are having a big clean up at the office and have decommisioned a couple of our HPE NAS units. 

 

They have been run in our airconditioned Tier3 DC and although they have a solid number of hours, the read and writes have been very low.

 

All have been tested and professionally data wiped. 

 

$90 each
$80 each for 5 or more 

 

Make an offer if you want all 40 😃 

 

Pickup is Albany, Auckland (Mon to Fri business hours) or could arrange shipping at your own cost 

 

See my other post for some HP Microservers if you would like to put these into a decent box for home NAS/Server 

 

 

 

 


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  #2976733 3-Oct-2022 11:49
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I have a 4 bay NAS with 4 x2 TB drives.

It’s getting a bit full and so installing 4 x 3 would be useful.

However being not a tech professional, is it a straight swap to upgrade all four?





 
 
 

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  #2976734 3-Oct-2022 11:52
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Depending on the model, it should be very easy to swap the drives in, however all of the data on the old drives will need to be copied off and back on so you need somewhere to stage the move. 


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  #2976742 3-Oct-2022 12:42
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GoranZ:

 

Depending on the model, it should be very easy to swap the drives in, however all of the data on the old drives will need to be copied off and back on so you need somewhere to stage the move. 

 

 

Assuming it's RAID 5, you would normally swap one drive, resilver, and repeat until all drives are upgraded.




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  #2976750 3-Oct-2022 13:06
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yeah, although some machines are not happy to do that and will make the larger drive the same capacity as the pulled drive. I would not suggest this method. 


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  #2976849 3-Oct-2022 15:21
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Hmm. I don’t have anything big enough to put the entire NAS contents on except the NAS!





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  #2976860 3-Oct-2022 15:52
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GoranZ:

 

yeah, although some machines are not happy to do that and will make the larger drive the same capacity as the pulled drive. I would not suggest this method. 

 

 

I would not suggest it as you will find out about any errors the hard way while its doing its thing on the new drive and be stuffed.

 

IMO its inexcusable for nas vendors to not have a way to use a USB drive as a tempory drive while expanding, or to use the USB to add the new drive into the array when its then pulled and put into the raid. I use a storage upgrade as a reason to get another nas and then demote the others down the chain till the crappest nas is retired.





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