Transferring HDD from one QNAP NAS to a new one
My QNAP TS251 got fried last week following a power failure – it no longer gets past the message ‘Booting the kernel’ so I can’t even get into the BIOS. Anyhow, I’ve bought the TS251D after watching the review you did on it last year. Can I simply transfer my HDD from the old NAS to the new one and power it up (my setup was very simple, just a single HDD)?
Migrating your NAS
Follow the steps below to perform system migration:
1. Turn off the source NAS and unplug the hard drives.
2. Remove the hard drives from the old trays and install them to the hard drive trays of the new NAS.
3. Plug the hard drives to the destination NAS (new model). Make sure the hard drives are installed in the original order.
4. Follow the instructions of the Quick Installation Guide (QIG) to connect the power supply and network cable(s) of the new NAS.
5. Turn on the new NAS. Login the web administration interface as an administrator (default login: admin; password: admin).
6. If you are informed to update the firmware of the new NAS, follow the instructions to download and install the firmware.
7. Click “Start Migrating”. The NAS will restart after system migration. All the data and settings will be retained.
If a password is not working after migration- use MAC address without dashes as a password. You can find it on Qfinder