Way to migrate the data from WD to Synology directly

Migrating from WD My Cloud Home

I have had a WD My Cloud Home for a year but upgrading to a DS920+ – is there a way to migrate the data directly?


If you had a fast USB3 backup disk, then the quickest option would be to restore data from a backup of your WD NAS to a new Synology NAS.

Alternatively, you can mount a WD NAS to your Synology via Ethernet. Here is how https://nascompares.com/map-network-drive-in-synology/Keeping an old WD as a remote backup would be a good idea and protect you from disasters like fire/floor/ theft.

But if you wanted to keep old drives and use them in a Synology then if you had RAID1 you could do the following:

  1. take one disk out from WD
  2. put it into a Synology
  3. Set up SHR or other RAID on a Synology
  4. Mount the drive WD drive via Ethernet
  5. Copy data over
  6. move another drive to a Synology
  7. expand the RAID.

I hope this helps.


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