QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Creating a Storage Pool on a Drive Adapter

  1. Set the drive adapter to the RAID mode that you want using the device's hardware Mode switch.
  2. Install the drive adapter in the NAS.

    For details, see the drive adapter's hardware user guide.

  3. Go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Storage/Snapshots.
  4. Perform one of the following actions.
    • Click New Storage Pool.

    • Click Create, and then select New Storage Pool.

    The Create Storage Pool Wizard window opens.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Under Enclosure Unit, select NAS Host.
  7. In the list of disks, select the drive adapter.
  8. Under RAID Type, select Single.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Optional: Configure SSD over-provisioning.

    Over-provisioning reserves a percentage of SSD storage space on each disk in the RAID group to improve write performance and extend the disk's lifespan. You can decrease the amount of space reserved for over-provisioning after QTS has created the RAID group.

    Tip:

    To determine the optimal amount of over-provisioning for your SSDs, download and run SSD Profiling Tool from App Center.

  11. Optional: Configure the alert threshold.

    QTS issues a warning notification when the percentage of used pool space is equal to or above the specified threshold.

  12. Optional: Configure pool guaranteed snapshot space.

    Pool guaranteed snapshot space is storage pool space that is reserved for storing snapshots. Enabling this feature ensures that QTS always has sufficient space to store new snapshots.

  13. Click Next.
  14. Click OK.
    • The Create Storage Pool Wizard opens on the Select Disks screen.

    • The RAID group created in steps 3-5 is selected as the disk for the storage pool.

    • The RAID type is set to Single.

  15. Click Next.
  16. Configure the alert threshold.

    QTS issues a warning notification when the percentage of used pool space is equal to or above the specified threshold.

  17. Click Next.
  18. Click Create.

    A confirmation message appears.

  19. Click OK.

QTS creates the storage pool and then displays the information on the Storage/Snapshots screen.