Hi everyone, this is my first post ever and my first time building a freenas system, so I am very scared/excited! Also I have a couple of questions:
I am theming to build something that is similar to a drobo but running on freenas...right now my computer has enough bays and sata ports (on board and via sata card) to power 8 drives. However I only have 5 drives.
Now doing my research I read that drives cannot be added (the physical number is set when the zpool is created) but the drives themselves can be removed and replaced with larger drives to increase capacity.
Is there any truth to this? Can I potentially create a zpool with empty slots for drives anticipating adding new drives in the future? And is the process plug and play or does it require some sort of configuration?
Very grateful for the help front you guys, thanks again.