What can ITE2 NAS user do if they run out of storage space and want to upgrade capacity for their NAS?
Here comes a great and easy solution that user can do!
Under the RAID 1, 5, 10, and other modes like that, we can use [Add hot spare] function.
This function not only can replace the damaged hard drive but also can replace the original hard drive with a larger one.
Please refer to the following introduction for more information.
(Note: This function does not suitable for RAID 0 NAS).
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In the RAID 1 type, take a hard drive out and press [Rescan Hardware Devices] You can see the status has become [Unsafe]. Replace a new hard drive (4TB hard drive in this demo) and click [Add hot spare].
For how to replace the hard drive, please refer to Replace damaged HDD in Windows 10 NAS
Select new hard drive and press [OK], and the process begins.
Then you can see the system status display [Rebuild] It means that system is syncing all the original hard drive’s data to the new hard drive. If you did not see the updated status, press [Rescan Hardware Devices] to update the latest status.
Wait until the system rebuild finish (rebuilding time may vary in different capacity).
System status will update [Good], then replace another hard drive by the same method.
After you finish another hard drive and finish rebuilding process, you can see the system status is [Good], but the system capacity did not update. So we have to click [Rescan Hardware Devices].
After re scanning process done, if the status updates to [Initializing], it means the system is upgrading the capacity. If you have done the rescan and the status did not change; you can restart NAS to activate the process.
When the initializing process finished, restart NAS, and you can see the capacity has upgraded to newest information.