Btrfs or EXT4

Btrfs or EXT4. I’m going to upgrade from my old ds213j. Can I upgrade to any of the ds218 series?

And what about Btrfs or EXT4? What are the differences and is it possible while upgrading to change from EXT4 (which I believe is used in my old ds213J) and the new Btrfs?

Yes, you can simply put your old drives into any new 18 series NAS. Or copy data over if you have new drives.

Here are the main differences highlighted by Synology themselves. But generally, EXT4 is performing faster if speed is what you need. Otherwise, BTRFS offer so much more functionality and protection mechanisms. In order to change file system, you will need to set up the NAS from scrash and then select the file system and copy the data.

More info about BTRFS here: https://www.synology.com/en-uk/dsm/Btrfs

Btrfs supported NAS list:

19 series:

  • RS1219+
18 series:

  • FS1018
  • ,

  • RS3618xs
  • ,

  • RS2818RP+
  • ,

  • RS2418+
  • ,

  • RS818+
  • ,

  • RS818RP+
  • ,

  • DS3018xs
  • ,

  • DS1618+
  • ,

  • DS918+
  • ,

  • DS718+
  • ,

  • DS418play
  • ,

  • DS418
  • ,

  • DS218+
  • ,

  • DS218
17 series:

  • FS3017
  • ,

  • FS2017
  • ,

  • RS18017xs+
  • ,

  • RS4017xs+
  • ,

  • RS3617xs+
  • ,

  • RS3617xs
  • ,

  • RS3617RPxs
  • ,

  • DS3617xs
  • ,

  • DS1817+
  • ,

  • DS1517+
16 series:

  • RS18016xs+
  • ,

  • RS2416+
  • ,

  • DS916+
  • ,

  • DS716+II
  • ,

  • DS716+
  • ,

  • DS416play
  • ,

  • DS216+II
  • ,

  • DS216+
15 series:

  • RS815+
  • ,

  • RC18015xs+
  • ,

  • DS3615xs
  • ,

  • DS2415+
  • ,

  • DS1815+
  • ,

  • DS1515+
  • ,

  • DS415+
14 series:

  • RS3614xs+
  • ,

  • RS3614xs
  • ,

  • RS3614RPxs
  • ,

  • RS2414+
  • ,

  • RS2414RP+
  • ,

  • RS814+
  • ,

  • RS814RP+
13 series:

  • RS10613xs+
  • ,

  • RS3413xs+
  • ,

  • DS2413+
  • ,

  • DS1813+
  • ,

  • DS1513+
  • ,

  • DS713+
12 series:

  • RS3412xs
  • ,

  • RS3412RPxs
  • ,

  • RS2212+
  • ,

  • RS2212RP+
  • ,

  • RS812+
  • ,

  • RS812RP+
  • ,

  • DS3612xs
  • ,

  • DS1812+
  • ,

  • DS1512+
  • ,

  • DS412+
11 series:

  • RS3411xs
  • ,

  • DS3611xs

 


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