Question Help Me Transfer from unRAID to Synology 918+

JoeFig44

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Oct 23, 2012
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I have 8.7TB of data on my 9TB unRAID server that I've been running for 11+ years. Currently on v6.3.4

I have following disk config:
3TB HDD = parity
3TB HDD
3TB HDD
1.5TB HDD
1.5TB HDD

I'm going to shift to a Synology 918+. While I run parity now, I likely will just use the Synology for backup and storage without worrying about if it fails.
I then want to transfer all 8.7TB of data across my LAN to the Synology.

1. What is the best disk config for the Synology that I should get? I'll aim for likely 10-12TB to start. I could get 3-4TB HDDs (Seagate Ironwolf's) or I could get 2-6TB HDDs or I could get 1-10TB HDD, or I could get 1-12TB HDD.

2. The three HDDs in my existing server are WD Red HDDs. Is there anyway to somehow do this transfer of data and still use those in the Synology rather than buying new HDDs? Probably not as they are full of my data right now, but thought maybe there may be some trick to salvage those Red HDDs since once i've done the transfer I wouldn't need them other than for future expansion of the Synology.
 

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