View Full Version : Adding HDDs one at a time
01-10-2011, 02:26 PM
I have just bought the Valkrie Dual Bay NAS and have a quick question re: adding hard drives.
I plan on initially using 1 2tb HDD in the device and then later adding another 2tb hdd (don't need backup capability, need 4tb of space eventually)
My question is if I have lots of data on the 1st HDD and I eventually go to add another - do I have to reformat both drives or can I simply add the second drive without losing the data on the first?
Many thanks in advance
01-10-2011, 11:03 PM
Unfortunately in a Raid 0 you cannot. The drives would have to be formatted together initially. You can do this but only under Raid 1.
01-10-2011, 11:10 PM
Thanks Ben. And does the same apply for jbod?
Also, what HDDs would people recommend? The person I bought the unit from told me to steer clear of WD's green series as he couldn't get them working with it.
I'm looking at these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042SGDVG?ie=UTF8&tag=nineteen-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0042SGDVG
01-11-2011, 06:52 PM
For jbod (or anything not Raid 1) it should be okay however you won't see them as one unified array, it would be as a seperate drive.
As far as recommended HDD's have you checked out our Qualified Vendors thread?
01-21-2011, 03:26 AM
I have an additional qustion re the concept of adding extra drives. I too have Valkyrie dual bay NAS and want to do the same thing, i.e. add another drive under JBOD. I note the comment that says that if this is done the second drive can only be recognised as a separate drive.
My first drive contains a whole bunch of recorded media/movie files which are all in a Public folder so that I can get to them from remote video players attached to TV's around my house.
I did it this way because the media players aren't clever enough to be able to log onto the Valkyrie with a password (they can't retain the password), so my question is: Is there any way to set up a 'public' folder on the new drive so that my remote players can see it and therefopre play stuff from it?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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