You should upgrade to 1.56, which fixes a number of drive issues corrected since 1.49. For size, I have a few boxes with 1880's with Seagate 16TB EXOS drives with no issues. That being said, YMMV with any drive not on the HCL. As to migrating your data, the easiest way is to have 5 new higher capacity drives setup as a R6 and then move your data over. At this point you can pull the 7x2, or use them as additional storage.Hello Everyone!
I am happy owner of an ARC-1880, Firmware V1.49, for many years. I find myself needing to build a new (much larger) volume. I'm looking for 10TB or greater per disk. RAID6. Looking to grow to roughly 7 drives with global hot spare. I have several questions...
1. Is anyone aware if this card supports (or has issues with) newer high capacity disks?
2. Are there HDD brand/capacity recommendations or limitations?
3. I currently have 7x2TB drives, allowing space for 5 more drives in my current chassis. Is there a preferred method to building this larger capacity volume and migrating data over?