is it correct to assume that the EX2 Ultra does not recognize 2 independent disks in a USB enclosure when it is connected to the NAS using 1 USB cable ?
tested this with an OWC enclosure, set it to independent disk mode, one disk is NTFS, the other disk is HFS+. both disk capacities are supported by the enclosure. only one of them appears under the UBS dropdown at the top of the dashboard.
one disk is a 7200RPM 8TB, the other is a 5400RPM 8TB.
just kindly bumping this … almost certain someone on here would have experience with this ?
i’m handling drives with data on them … before figuring out how to first setup and do an interim backup of everything i wanted to get some idea of how the EX2 Ultra interprets multiple independent drives via a single USB port.
either way, it is some limitation to the hardware or software on the wd product.
i cant really understand why my cloud is this way. the ex2 ultra is newer hardware than my 8 year old macbook pro but the mbp is able to mount the 2 drives in the same exact enclosure when directly plugged in.
one guess maybe that when they came to designing that, they chose 1 physical disk per usb connection.
its something that has forced me to choose raid 1 on the enclosure in order to use it for share backups. not ideal for my long term storage needs but i have some headroom at least in terms of disk space on the usb to get me thru a few years.