I want to buy the 6 TB model of the Studio II, but I really don’t want to be forced to use RAID 0 or 1 on it. Raid 0 will give me the storage capacity I’m after, but at twice the chance of total drive failure, and no ability to remove individual drives for use on another enclosure/system.
I know the FAQ says it doesn’t support JBOD, but does this enclosure at least support a simple spanning mode, like it describes in the “About RAID” section?
“Spanning, which is not a RAID mode, combines all the drives in a system into one big volume so they act like one giant drive. The drives are filled up one drive at a time. The advantage of using this mode is that you can add more drives without having to reformat the system.”