Any QNAP experts out there, I just bought a new 1 >>



As my TS-259 (10 years old) no longer supports Plex as its a 32 bit system I have just bought a new TS-251D and want to transfer the data.

Can I just swap over the drives, and if so do I set the NAS up first with no drives and then put the drives in or do I put the drives in first?

This is only my second NAS as my TS-259 has been rock solid until Plex and Qnap decided not to support 32 bit systems anymore.

Thanks all


Oh thanks, didnt even know about that checker.
Much appreciated.

Do you know if I add the drives before or after set up, or does it not matter?


Active Member
I'm fairly sure you can install the drives first - some of the setup information is stored on them.

Disclaimer: your data is valuable, and my advice (like most things in life) is worth almost what you paid for it. Make sure you have an up-to-date backup before swapping drives around.


Thanks Andy
Yeah I have a 4tb with all my data on it just in case I accidently press delete LOL
Appreciate your help

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: LG C1 OLED + JBL Synthesis SDR-35 First Thoughts, plus TV Show & Disc Reviews & more
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom