Mixed Drive Size on JBOD


#1

I just got an EX2 Ultra, and put 2x3TB drives in from my old media player, and 1 drive shows as bad. Did a repair and working, but then the red light came back on and says bad again. Also makes an intermittent “chirchirp” noise.

I also have 2 external 3TB drives and I do a mirror backup copy of each drive, which is why I setup the system as JBOD not RAID. 1 drive movies, 1 drive tv series.

I was thinking of buying a pair of new 3TB WD Red drives for the EX2, toss the bad one, keep one as a backup drive… but, drives are close to full. I don’t have the money to buy 4x4TB drives (2 in the NAS and 2 for mirror backups) but maybe slowly upgrade to 4TB?

I could get a 4TB for the NAS for the movie drive, and a 4TB for the backup externally… then later in the year, switch the other two.

Will the NAS work with 1x4TB and 1x3TB? JBOD not RAID?


#2

Yes, it will work with two different capacity drives. Because it will work as Individual drive system under JBOD so you can utilize complete drive capacity.


#3

Ha… thanks, but too late. :smiley:

Found the 4Tb on sale super cheap, and although really didn’t wanna do it all at once ($$$) I ended up saving a bunch buying them now.

Bought 4x4TB Western Digital Blue drives. RED NAS were more money and for a media server, I didn’t see the advantage really. I could see it if constantly used but multiple people, but personal use streaming videos, I couldn’t justify the extra $40/drive. :slight_smile: