I have a brand new PRO4100, and it seems before I can do anything with it, I need to configure a RAID and/or JBOD array.
My question is this: If I use 4 drives that already have data on them to create the JBOD, will they be wiped when setting up the array?
In the RAID setup options when selecting a JBOD array, it warns you that “changing the RAID mode will erase all the data on the drives”. Would this still be the case even though no RAID array has ever been set up on this 4100 or these disks? Since this is a new JBOD array and isn’t being “changed” from a RAID to a JBOD, I’m curious (and a little terrified) if this is still the case. I’m loading up 16 TB of data into this thing and cannot under any circumstances lose this data.
If setting up the JBOD will result in the drives being wiped, I’ll have to go out and buy 4 fresh drives and then manually transfer the data over to each after the JBOD has been set up.
I’d appreciate any help. Thanks!