How long for DS1813+ to completely set up 15TB

After getting a fresh new Synology DS1813+, of course you need to spend time to set it up. I was quite wary of the set up time in terms of initializing the hard disks. Previously when I set up 2 hard disks of 3 TB in my DX510, it took me 2 days ! And this time it was about 15TB (5 pieces of Western Digital RED 3TB each). I have already started to have nightmares of how long it would take.

Surprisingly it was pretty fast in the end ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s go through the process. First you can download the Synology Assistant tool from the internet to set up the Synology. Installing it and then running it, it immediately found the 2 Synology NAS that I have in my local network (the original 1511+ and the new 1813+). This is of course after you have plug the new NAS into your house network ๐Ÿ™‚

Setting up DS1813+

And clicking on the new NAS will launch the DSM installation program:
Setting up DS1813+

And walking through the process, including the all important step of setting up the ADMIN account:
Setting up DS1813+

And downloading the latest version of the DSM:
Setting up DS1813+

Setting up DS1813+

And less than 10 minutes later, you are done. You can now log into your NAS and you can then see that the NAS is creating the file system. Which should take very little time:
Setting up DS1813+

Setting up DS1813+

Technically, at this time, you can start using your NAS but for me, I prefer to wait for the whole hard disk initialisation and checking process to be over. You can see that it is now starting and trust me, it will take a while.
Setting up DS1813+

12-15 hours later, I checked and it is about 75% done. Pretty faster. Definitely faster than the DS1511+
Setting up DS1813+

And finally it is done. All beautiful 5 hard disks of 3TB (but due to RAID and the byte calculation crap, the final available is 10TB)

Setting up DS1813+

So how long did it really take ? Let’s check out the log:

Setting up DS1813+

From and including: Monday, 23 September 2013, 16:18:39
To, but not including Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 12:08:57

Result: 0 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes and 18 seconds
The duration is 0 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes and 18 seconds

Almost 20 hours. Not too bad ! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Updated] Did some NAS testing of speed. Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚

Speed of DS1813+

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  1. beowulf222 September 25, 2013
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