adding more disk to qnap nas TS01635

adding more disk to qnap nas TS01635

i have 4 disks on Raid 10, i added 3 more disk and made one a hot spare, i would like to add the additional 2 to the storage pool on raid 10 but i don't get that option
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Did you initialize the new hard drives after adding it?

Can you provide screenshots of the Storage Manager and Raid Management screen?  These may be labelled differently depending on the firmware installed.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Post again after optimizing reaches 100%. BTW, we can't see what it lists under "options" in the screenshot.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
It most probably is already adding those disks...
(The optimising should be redistributing data across all new drives.)
You will have to wait until that at least finishes.   Then check under expand volume if the storage volume didn;t grow.
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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
here is the info i'm getting after leaving it at 85% all weekend it did not improve

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Probably a bad block on one of the disks, it cannot expand a volume if there is a bad block and no parity to correct that error with. The screenshot says "RAID 0" not RAID 10. Is there an option to get the error log to verify?
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
how can i eraze the storeage pool, there is no data on it , i tried the format option and rest the NAS but its not working. i get the error above after resetting
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
the 2nd option is what i tried already
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
i was able to reset the NAS and erase the drives by shutting down the NAS, remove all HD's , Powering up the NAS and then placing the HD's back in.

my question now is i am using the NAS for file storage

1 - should i configure the disk for Thick Volume or Thin Volume Multi Volume.?

2 - whats the best way i can connect the NAS to my 2016 Windows server so i can apply NTFS sharing
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
The QNAP uses ext4 (a linux file system) on board, which can be shared as  Apple shares, Windows Shares, NFS (Unix shared filesystem) or iSCSI images.   [ file sharing ].
With iSCSI you hand out a bunch of diskblocks (in a local QNAP file)  and serves that a iSCSI disk to the server.
(Thin provisioning is all still unwritten block are not allocated on the QNAP,  this might cause a lockup if there is over subscription between several thin provisioned disks and all are filling up until the complete QNAP disk fills up, before each of the volumes get filled).

An iSCSI disk CANNOT be shared amongst multiple client systems until the clients have a way to coordinate access amongst each other, if no coordinations is available a filesystem will be ruined in seconds..

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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
thanks "noci" - thinking the best option is Thick Volume
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