Computers & Electronics

Extending Options for NAS HDD - QNAP TS-251+

  • Last Updated:
  • Feb 4th, 2019 6:18 pm
[OP]
Sr. Member
Jun 30, 2013
628 posts
265 upvotes
GTA

Extending Options for NAS HDD - QNAP TS-251+

Hello,

I have a QNAP TS-251+. I want to increase the storage capacity. At present I have 2 x 3TB drives in 2 bays. I want to extend another 4 x 3TB drives, with options for :
a. Hot swappable.
b. Same RAID Array.
c. Lower cost for enclosure.
d. Better data transfer rate.

Please suggest me my options, if you know some. QNAP extension units are too costly.

Thanks in Advance.
I only response to real deals, otherwise I am blank
Self Referral Tips for Koodo - Click here...
Edited by the RFD Moderation Team due to the 4 line limit
4 replies
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2004
28013 posts
8451 upvotes
You have two basic options if you're not willing to go the "extender" route:
1. Sell your old unit and buy one with support for more drives.
2. Sell your old unit and build your own NAS/server.
Newbie
Aug 21, 2006
60 posts
23 upvotes
USB or eSATA enclosure with a built-in RAID like the Mediasonic Proraid would be the budget option but it wouldn’t have the reliability or speed of your QNAP
Member
Feb 12, 2008
212 posts
191 upvotes
Toronto
Whats your budget? I have a mint condition 8 bay QNAP (TVS-863) collecting dust after I upgraded to a 12 bay unit with 10 gig. I keep getting low ball offers... so she keeps collecting dust.
Deal Addict
Jun 2, 2012
1503 posts
740 upvotes
GTA
Simple Easiest Route..
Grab 2X 10TB WD RED or2 X 12 TB Ironwolf
You will have better transfer rate too
+ Sell your 2 X 3TB Red's for some extra cash.. you should be able to get $175 for both, if they don't have to much Power On Time..

Your TS-251+ is still "new" and QNAP still has support for it
If you haven't I hope you have upgraded the Ram

Top