Originally Posted by jmpage2
I don't use any DLNA devices for movie playback and have always found the experience to be far more miss than hit.
+1 on that. Well, my 1511 & 510 arrived today and I'm creating a 4x2TB volume at present. I'm about 6 hours in and half done (ouch!). After a share's created, I'll copy over my files from my 411j (using the file manager, as suggested - thanks for the suggestion - I think I'll do a test and see what the difference in transfer speed is too just out of curiousity...
), and then drop those 4x2TB drives from the 411 into the 510.
I chose hybrid RAID. No real reason too (since there's no difference between it and RAID5 with the 8x2TB drives), but if I do get 3TB drives in the future it should allows easier volume expansion.
Question: after I've transferred over my data from the 411, I'm planning on pulling those 4x2TB drives and installing them in the 510. Then, I'll attempt to expand my volume (I don't want to retain the data on these drives, I just want them as new, empty space to be integrated into the volume). Unfortunately, Synology's web site is a wee bit sparse on detailed directions regarding maneuvers like this. Will they get automatically reformatted when I attempt to integrate them into the expanding RAID volume? I sure hope so...
Also, I wonder how long it will take to integrate another 8TB into a volume that is already 8TB managed with hybrid RAID? Any ideas?
They are nice machines, though. Surprisingly tiny, actually. And they stack well.