If anyone can offer any assistance I’ll be very grateful - I’ve just set up my first NAS, a Western Digital My Cloud PR4100 12TB (4x3Tb).
I’m a photographer, and my plan was as follows: set up drives 1 & 2 as RAID 1 - this would be for my client files (weddings, conferences, family shoots etc), so that I’d always have a copy in the event of a crash. Drive 3 was going to be a standalone drive (JBOD?) which would hold all my RAW files after each shoot, and Drive 4 would also be standalone and act as my Time Machine back up.
However now that I have installed the drives and gone through the set up process, all the drives appear to have been set up as RAID 1, split into volumes 1 & 2. I’m now unable to see any option to have drives 3 & 4 working as separate RAIDS.
Am I missing something obvious, if so please let me know, or is the PR4100 unable to be set up as I would like? I’d also appreciate any advice as to whether there’s a better strategy re-set up for what I was planning to do. I’m a novice, and I thought the way I intended to use the drives mentioned above would be the easiest way for me to keep track of things.
Thanks in advance for any assistance offered!