Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

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Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

Unread post by ben_r_ » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:52 pm

I have a DS916+ (8GB) with 4 8TB WD Red HDDs in it and love it! I know about the DX513 5-bay expansion, but I recently learned there used to be a DX213 2-bay expansion unit and I am trying to figure out if it will work with the DS916+. Since the DX213 is discontinued I can't find any official documentation stating that it will work with the DS916+.

Anyone out there own both and can confirm whether or not the two play well together? I can't see why they wouldn't as there is not much going on inside Synology's Expansion units, but still, they may have blocked the DX213 from working in software/firmware somehow.
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Re: Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

Unread post by rgarjr » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:07 pm

that box is very rare now and u won't find one. Best to get the dx510 or dx513.

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Re: Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

Unread post by ben_r_ » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 pm

rgarjr wrote:that box is very rare now and u won't find one. Best to get the dx510 or dx513.
That aside, will it actually work is what I'm trying to determine.
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Re: Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

Unread post by ben_r_ » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:21 am

Well I have a DX213 2-bay expansion on the way. Guess I'll find out if it works or not. Ill try and remember to post back how it goes.
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Re: Anyone Using A DX213 2-Bay Expansion With A DS916+?

Unread post by ben_r_ » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:07 am

Just wanted to post back, have the DX213 hooked up to a DS916+ with right now one 8TB WD Red in it and worked fine right off the bat. DSM picked it up right on power up and saw the one HDD in it and is now expanding the volume to include that drive. I have one more 8TB WD Red coming and my volume expansion will be done for a while with six 8TB HDDs.
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