EX4100 - Two Drives for RAID1 & the remaining drives for backup?

Hello,

I currently only have 2 drives installed in my NAS in a RAID 1 configuration so I cannot explore for myself, but I was wondering if it is possible to independently configure the drives for different purposes if more drives are fitted?

For example, is it possible to have 2 drives in a RAID 1 configuration and disk 3 and/or 4 for backup purposes?

I know backups ideally need to be in a different physical location but I am just curious if this is possible, or if the entire disk array can only have one option applied to it.

Thank you :slight_smile:

Hi Bat-n-Ball,

You can configure two RAID on your WD My Cloud EX4 by configuring new RAID in Setting.

You can refer to the link given below for more information.

https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13412

Hi john15,

Thanks for your reply.

I put 2 x 1TB drives into bays 3 & 4 and changed the RAID mode to JBOD as this now seems to suit my needs the best.

However, I came accross no option to configure two RAID’s on my system during the process - it only gave me the option of selecting one RAID type.