I’ve recently bought the 8TB my book duo. I haven’t set it up yet as I’m slightly concerned about what happens to the data in the event of the enclosure failing.
If I set it up in RAID1 and the enclosure fails is it correct that i can’t access the data from either drive because they are encrypted to the enclosure?
Another point I was considering is setting it in RAID0 and using another 5TB WD elements drive as a backup for most of the data.
Finally, once I run out of space and want to upgrade to two 6TB drives, if it’s set in RAID0 and I change the drives and switch to RAID1, will the data on the two original drives stay intact if I switch back to them in RAID0. I saw a video on youtube where the guy said it’s possible the data would be lost switching back to RAID0 after two new drives are used in RAID1
I have 3 other WD drives (3TB elements, 5TB elements, and 2TB passport). They have been very reliable and silent, which is why I purchased the My book duo. But I am concerned about having my data in RAID1 and then both drives becoming useless if the enclosure fails.
I am considering returning it because of this, but I paid only slightly more than I would for two 4TB Red drives, so I could just keep it and buy another enclosure with no encryption