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Synology 1813+ doesn't define my 2nd HDD as a volume!?

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Hello everyone,

I would appreciate if anyone of you experts can help me on this issue,

I recently have bought a NAS Synology 1813+ with 8 bay, and I have only 2 Sigate enterprise hard disks, 2 TB each (total 4TB), both are installed on the NAS device, and NAS can detect both however, under Storage Manager> Volume

I can only see Volume 1 (1.79 TB) only, and my the other 2 TB disk is still not defined as a volume, so I have apparently no access to the other disk yet!

The "Create" button is also disabled so I can't create any new volume, and my question is how to fix this, how to add my second disk in Volume and be able to use it?!

One last thing is, under Storage Manager > HDD/SSD menu I can see 2 available healthy disks, named as Disk 1 and Disk 2, but under the descriptions of each, it is mentioned Volume 1 for both!!!

Please advice,

Thank you in advance,

Shahin,

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It appears you created a mirrored or RAID1 volume using those two drives. Both are in use for volume 1.

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@Kdawgca, I am not be able to use Disk Group, since there is no Disk Group in my list! any idea how to fix it please?! (I can't even create one, since the create button is off)

@Kevin OBrien, Basically I didn't do much, it seems it was installed and set up automatically after I installed DSM on my system, so is there any way to fix this issue now?!

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Click the little carrot on your volume screen to expand the information on it.

Also you do fully understand that by not being mirrored if a drive fails all the data on it is gone, whereas if mirrored your data is protected.

To fix this you will need to move your data off it if you've loaded anything onto it, delete the volume, then make one in the style your prefer.

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