Question NAS is almost full

Bigg Dugg

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My Qnap NAS with 4x 6TB drives is almost full.
Much of what is on there needs to be stored elsewhere as its not so important , and this will free up room in the NAS

So Im looking at buying the following - QNAP TL-D800C 8-Bay Desktop Expansion Enclosure

Now the NAS will configure all drives to the smallest installed.

Is this the case in the expansion unit , which I plan to use solely as a back up facility


it there an alternative solution ?



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Does your QNAP have a USB3 port otherwise it will not work with that enclosure.

The D800C when connected to the QNAP NAS will allow you to create software RAID arrays on it but this may impact the host NAS performance depending upon its CPU as its not hardware RAID (you want something like the TR-004 for that).

That D800C is probably meant for QNAP's high end stuff that have really good Intel Core CPU's in them not low end home stuff, at least that's my guess.
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Bigg Dugg

Standard Member

I have a Qnap TS451+ 8GB

Im really just looking for a DAS so I can back up the NAS and get rid of some of the stuff on the NAS thats not regularly needed

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