Synology 4-Bay NAS with 1 or 2 Disks?

Populating a 4-Bay NAS with a single Hard drive

Hi, I'm thinking about getting 4 bay DS418. I also want to get
4tb and higher disks but because of the price,
I was wondering if I can just start with only 2
disks and add more disks later?

Which brand nas disk do you recommend?
Thank you.

M

Thank you for your message. I am pleased to say that you can populate one of the four Bay Synology NAS with even as few as 1 hard drive! If you go ahead with 2 drives, be sure to select SHR when you set it up as a RAID configuration, as then you can expand the storage easily and quickly as you add drives month/years down the line. use the following articles to help you.

The best 4-Bay Synology NAS of the year, in case you want to get a sense of comparison with other devices in their same range/year:

What is the Best Synology 4-Bay NAS – DS918+ vs DS418play vs DS418 vs DS418j

Also, here are the top 4 Bays of the year to see what is on offer from other brands:

The Top 5 4-Bay NAS of the Year

Finally, to better explain SHR, here is a guide on how it compares with traditional RAID:

What is SHR? And what is the difference between Synology Hybrid RAID and Ordinary RAID?

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