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Storing Data

To store data on the NAS, you must create storage pools, volumes, and shared folders, which are features designed to help you facilitate data storage and management. You can configure storage settings in Storage & Snapshots, a powerful built-in utility for storage and snapshot management in QTS.

  1. Create a storage pool.

    A storage pool combines multiple physical disks into one large storage space and may contain one or more RAID groups. You need to create at least one storage pool. You can also choose a RAID type that meets your needs for data redundancy and storage performance.

    For details, see Creating a Storage Pool.

  2. Create a volume.

    A volume is a storage space created from a storage pool or a RAID group, allowing you to divide and manage available storage capacity. QTS provides several volume types for different combinations of performance and flexibility. You need to create at least one volume to start storing data on the NAS.

    For details, see Volume Creation.

  3. Create a shared folder.

    A shared folder is created on a volume, allowing you to access, manage, and share your files. QTS automatically creates several default shared folders for various purposes. You can create more shared folders and configure their access permission settings to better manage your files.

    For details, see Creating a Shared Folder.