I have a working 2013 WD 3TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBCTL0030HWT-NESN. I would like to expand the HDD to 8Tb, if possible, to postpone buying a better NAS.
I’m familiar with Linux and have used terminal to stop wdmcserverd and wdphotodbmergerd .
All posts in forum about swapping out HDD assume it’s dead. Mine is working.
Would this procedure work? Or, can you please point me to procedure to image/expand HDD?
- Remove HDD from enclosure. Plenty of youtube videos.
- Clone the HDD to larger 8Tb using Clonezilla
2.1) HDD Option 1: Seagate IronWolf NAS 7200RPM Internal SATA Hard Drive 8TB 6Gb/s 3.5-Inch (ST8000VN0022) - holes on bottom do not line up with smaller HDDs. Because of larger rpm, ensure cooling adequate.
2.2 HDD Option 2: WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD80EFAX.
- Boot to Linux Mint and use gparted to expand the data partition to max.
- Reinstall HDD into enclosure.
Is there any firmware limitations to running 8Tb HDD? What is max HDD size otherwise?
Thanks for your time.