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Author Topic: When I add a second drive in the future????  (Read 3861 times)

chriscdev

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When I add a second drive in the future????
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:02:14 PM »

I just installed my DNS-323 with one 1TB hard drive, I plan to add another 1TB drive in the next few months when I save up a few more dollars. My plan at this time is to configure it to "Standard(Individual Disks)" and leave it that way when I add the second drive.

My question is this:

When I add the second drive, will the 323 want to format both drives? Or can I specify to format only the new drive?

It seems to me that I bought this device to be my "mass storage drive" in the first place. I will not have any place to back up my "mass storage drive"!! There has to be a better way, right?

Any input folks?

Chris

« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 05:17:44 PM by chriscdev »
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Re: When I add a second drive in the future????
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 05:52:01 PM »

Adding a new drive in "Standard" format will not require you to format your primary drive. Only when switching raid types like from Standard to Raid0/1 will you have to reformat your drives.
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Re: When I add a second drive in the future????
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 06:16:11 PM »

I just installed my DNS-323 with one 1TB hard drive, I plan to add another 1TB drive in the next few months when I save up a few more dollars. My plan at this time is to configure it to "Standard(Individual Disks)" and leave it that way when I add the second drive.

My question is this:

When I add the second drive, will the 323 want to format both drives? Or can I specify to format only the new drive?

It seems to me that I bought this device to be my "mass storage drive" in the first place. I will not have any place to back up my "mass storage drive"!! There has to be a better way, right?

Any input folks?

Chris



Regardless of the reason you bought it - if you value the data that you put on it, be prepared to find somewhere to back it up - and RAID1 is not a backup.
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RAID1 is for disk redundancy - NOT data backup - don't confuse the two.

chriscdev

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Re: When I add a second drive in the future????
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 06:45:00 PM »

My future plans are to have a true server setup, right now, the 323 will be mainly used for pictures and music. I may buy a second 323, and then use them in tandem as a trueback up system.

Anyway, thanks for the help!

Chris
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Re: When I add a second drive in the future????
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 07:07:02 PM »

Sounds like a plan - in fact it sounds a lot like my setup  ;D my data goes on a mirrored pair in an IBM xSeries server, and the backup goes on the DNS-323
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