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Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by wizzard, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:19 AM.

  1. wizzard

    wizzard New Around Here

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    Am a newbie in the NAS arena. I have 2 WD Red 3Tb each drives. When I set it up, I must have set it up as one volume. I am about to reset to factory settings including erasing data. Should I set up the drives now as Volume 1 & 2? I do not want to mirror the drives.
     
  2. degrub

    degrub Very Senior Member

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    if i remember correctly, their default config is 'x-raid" or basically one big volume (JBOD).
    What are you trying to accomplish ?
    max storage ?
    max speed ?
    redundancy between the drives ?
     
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  3. wizzard

    wizzard New Around Here

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    Storage still is shown as 6Gb. I think the speed issue may not be relevant and I do not need redundancy between the drives.

    I am only seeking response on any reason why one should consider multiple volumes other than redundancy.
     
  4. degrub

    degrub Very Senior Member

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    organization ?
    Folders on a JBOD serve the same purpose.
    Raid 1 is mirroring for some redundancy at a cost of one disk space
    Raid 0 is parallel operation for speed at max space.
    Raid 5 is N drives with resulting N-1 space. Maybe not the best compromise these days.
     
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