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How to Set Up a Hard Drive in the Synology Desktop (With Pictures!)

How to set up a hard drive in a Synology

1. Log directly into your Synology.

Step 1 Synology NAS sign in screen - TechGuideCentral.com

2. Click on Main Menu.

Step 2 Synology NAS desktop - TechGuideCentral.com

3. Click on Storage Manager.

Step 3 Synology Main Menu click on storage manager - TechGuideCentral.com

4. Click on the drive bay you’re trying to set up.

Step 4 Synology Storage Manager click on the drive needing set up - TechGuideCentral.com

5. Click on Manage Available Drives.

Step 5 Synology Storage Manager click on manage available drives - TechGuideCentral.com

6. Click on Create storage pool.

Step 6 Synology Manage Available Drives click on create storage pool - TechGuideCentral.com

7. Click Next to enter the setup wizard.

Step 7 Synology Storage pool creation wizard click next to enter setup wizard - TechGuideCentral.com

8. Select the Raid, enter the pool description, and hit Enter.

Step 8 Synology Storage pool creation wizard select raid type and type in pool description - TechGuideCentral.com

9. Checkbox the drive you’re trying to set up.

Step 9 Synology Storage pool creation wizard checkbox the drive you want to set up - TechGuideCentral.com

10. Click Continue to bypass the drive compatibility warning.

Step 10 Synology Storage pool creation wizard click continue if you get a warning - TechGuideCentral.com

11. Checkbox Perform drive check (recommended) and hit Enter.

Step 11 Synology Storage pool creation wizard check perform drive check and click enter - TechGuideCentral.com

12. Confirm the settings and click Apply.

Step 12 Synology Storage pool creation wizard confirm settings and click apply - TechGuideCentral.com

13. Click OK to erase the drive and begin setup.

Step 13 Synology Storage pool creation wizard click ok to erase drive and begin setup - TechGuideCentral.com

14. You’re done!

Step 14 Synology Storage pool creation wizard complete - TechGuideCentral.com

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