How to have SHR on XS series Synology NAS – SOLVED

I can not find SHR option, why some models have it and others do not?

Yes, Synology XS and rackmount models do not have an option to choose SHR as a RAID. Synology do not want to mix different size drive on these powerful NAS because you would not get maximum performance as you would if you used only same type of drives. RAID would work more efficiently and Synology would not need to deal with enquiries asking how to improve performance. But we think there should be at least a choice.

The way to do it is migration. If you have an existing NAS with SHR, after migration you will still keep this type of RAID. Just make sure you can migrate from your model to xs series.

 

 

 

Here is SHR supported NAS models:


NOT supported list :DS116, FS3017, SA3400, RS18016xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617RPxs, RS1619xs+, RS18017xs+, DS115j, FS2017, SA3200D, FS1018, DS119j, RS3617xs+, RC18015xs+, DS120j, RS3618xs, DS3617xsII, SA3600, FS3600, FS6400, DS1621xs+, RS4021xs+, RS3621RPxs, RS3621xs+, DS3617xs, DS3018xs, UC3200, FS3400, DS118, DS3622xs+, FS2500, HD6500, FS3410
BrandmodelRAID
SynologyDS1515+SHR
SynologyDS1815+SHR
SynologyDS2415+SHR
SynologyDS2015xsSHR
SynologyRS815+SHR
SynologyDS1515SHR
SynologyRS2416+SHR
SynologyDS216playSHR
SynologyDS416SHR
SynologyDS216seSHR
SynologyDS216SHR
SynologyDS416slimSHR
SynologyDS416playSHR
SynologyDS716+IISHR
SynologyDS216+IISHR
SynologyRS816SHR
SynologyRS1219+SHR
SynologyDS918+SHR
SynologyDS220jSHR
SynologyDS416jSHR
SynologyDS216jSHR
SynologyDS418jSHR
SynologyDS718+SHR
SynologyDS1517SHR
SynologyDS220+SHR
SynologyDS916+SHR
SynologyDS1517+SHR
SynologyDS1817+SHR
SynologyDS218+SHR
SynologyDS418playSHR
SynologyDS218jSHR
SynologyRS2821RP+SHR
SynologyRS2421RP+SHR
SynologyRS818+SHR
SynologyRS2418RP+SHR
SynologyRS2418+SHR
SynologyDS920+SHR
SynologyRS2818RP+SHR
SynologyDS218playSHR
SynologyDS1019+SHR
SynologyRS217SHR
SynologyRS818RP+SHR
SynologyRS820RP+SHR
SynologyDS720+SHR
SynologyRS819SHR
SynologyRS820+SHR
SynologyDS2419+IISHR
SynologyDS1520+SHR
SynologyDS2419+SHR
SynologyRS1221+SHR
SynologyDS1817SHR
SynologyRS1221RP+SHR
SynologyDS1819+SHR
SynologyDS1821+SHR
SynologyDVA3221SHR
SynologyDS620slimSHR
SynologyDS1621+SHR
SynologyDS1618+SHR
SynologyDS420jSHR
SynologyDS419slimSHR
SynologyDS418SHR
SynologyDS420+SHR
SynologyRS2421+SHR
SynologyNVR1218SHR
SynologyDVA3219SHR
SynologyDS218SHR
SynologyDS2422+SHR
SynologyRS422+SHR
SynologyRS822+SHR
SynologyRS822RP+SHR
SynologyDS1522+SHR
BrandmodelRAID



DISCUSS with others your opinion about this subject.
ASK questions to NAS community
SHARE more details what you have found on this subject
CONTRIBUTE with your own article or review. Click HERE
IMPROVE this niche ecosystem, let us know what to change/fix on this site
EARN KO-FI Share your knowledge with others and get paid for it! Click HERE

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!

3 thoughts on “How to have SHR on XS series Synology NAS – SOLVED

  1. Jesus Christ so what. SHR gives you access to the extra storage on the larger drives you install. When a traditional raid makes wait until all drives are replaced with the same capacity. So one logic makes you wait u til you finished upgrading drives and the other gives you gratification sooner. It’s personal preference. SHR isn’t as stable as the traditional raids. So when you use SHR on a business class raid and you run into problems. What’s going to happen. People will complain and want to be compensated. People would blame Synology and say why would they do this knowing SHR isn’t as stable as the traditional raids. Synology took away the customers ability to screw up their raid and blame them. And you know people would do exactly. Want SHR then buy a lower end NAS. Want a higher end NAS then deal with it. Right here you prove Synology’s point. You want the gphigher end NAS but don’t want to deal with the costs involved with it. Having a higher end NAS but running it with lower performance architecture. Then when it fails you complain. Synology in a way is doing like Apple does by building in a better experience. By wanting SHR on the higher class of NAS proves you don’t want a higher class of NAS. Let me buy a Ferrari that has an high compression engine then complain because I can’t put regular gas in it. Some people are never happy. Thumbs down
    REPLY ON YOUTUBE

  2. Wonder if you could do a part 2 of this video and see what happens when you try to add additional new, larger drives to the volume… Does the SHR accomodate them as a true SHR volume, or does the system treat them as if it were a traditional RAID?
    REPLY ON YOUTUBE