Replacing a dying Seagate IronWolf 6TB 7200 RPM HDD

I have a DS220+ with two 6TB HDD. I got a notification from Synology Active Insights that one of the drives was failing. Both drives are Seagate IronWolf 6TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache ST6000VN0033.

Synology no longer shows these drives as being supported (although they were a few years ago) but the new version of this drive is; however the new drive only spins at 5400. I don’t think I should mismatch drive speeds so I think I’ll just replace it with the original.

I have the NAS set up with the Synology recommended RAID, which is BSFT or somesuch thing, so can I simply pull the old dying drive and replace with the new one?

So the easy thing to do is just replace it with the same drive, but if you have trouble finding that I would not worry too much about getting one thats different. I have not seen any issues doing that.

Replacing it is easy! What I would do is power the unit off, then remove the currently working, but dying drive and replace it with the new one. Then just go into storage manager and rebuild the pool! Keep the old drive as it has a full copy of your data, just in case anything goes wrong (very unlikely but you never know)

Thanks Will. Love the site and YouTube channel.

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