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Questions tagged [jbod]

JBOD is "Just a Bunch of Drives" and is a non-RAID drive architecture in that it provides no redundancy across the disks.

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Recover 2 disk based JBOD on Synology DS207+ with DSM 3.1

I was asked by a friend if I am able to recover a crashed volume on a Synology DS207+, that was set up with a JBOD volume of 2 disks. At some point the system crashed (probably a power outage) and it ...
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Migrating NAS storage to new HDs with JBOD storage

I have a QNAP NAS here with 4 HDs where one is starting to fail. So I want to migrate to a new one. As this is not RAID5, I want to find out if there are any convenient ways to migrate to new HD(s) ...
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Data recovery from the first disk in a JBOD array

I have two 2TB HDDs connected in a JBOD array, and the total data size that was stored on the array was around 500GB. A few days ago, the second disk in the array had died. To my understanding, as the ...
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Is software RAID5 or zraid1 inherently hard on drive hardware under CentOS 7 Linux?

I have had persistent issues using externally mounted hard drive arrays under CentOS 7, whether attached through a USB3 connection or eSATA, where the data format used the single redundancy in a 5 ...
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Can I use s SAS-expander without a dedicated hardware RAID Card?

I'm trying to expand my ZFS raid setup and I have used up all the available Sata-ports on my motherboard. I have read about SAS Expanders online and I think i have understood what they do. But one ...
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Media storage and losing a drive (Drive Bender vs Raid* vs storage spaces)

I need to expand my media storage and am looking for a new solution. I have been using Drive Bender for JBOD with parity. The first time I lost a disk, the entire volume was unrecoverable. It has been ...
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Can I rebuild a JBOD?

I have some old hardware that failed years ago and I still got 2 HDDs in there, both where configured as a JBOD. Is there a way to dump these drives on one HDD and remove/rebuild the JBOD with the ...
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Windows 10 - Two-drive JBOD with dedicated parity drive for third?

I'm moving to a standalone Windows 10 Pro install because unRAID VM was not playing well with my hardware. My goal was to have two 2tb drives acting as a JBOD with a third 2tb drive acting as a parity ...
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My Nas made a JBOD on 2 drives

Thank you for reading this message and helping me. Context: I recently had a NAS (DNS320L) that was faulty and I sent it back. It was a 2 bay NAS and I has a WD Green 1TB drive and a WD Red 4TB ...
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Does setting BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI mode to RAID will activate RAID operation upon new hard disk insertion?

Each BIOS 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode comes with at least 3 different mode - Disable/IDE or RAID or AHCI. Does setting the 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode to 'RAID' will cause the following: RAID 1 activated when 2 ...
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Is it possible to partially recover data from a spanned volume if one drive fails?

I have several old hard disks laying around the house, and I want to make a spanned volume (some may call it JBOD, but there is a dispute about it) out of them. If one of the disks fails, will I be ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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Path to USB device changes spontaneously at runtime

I am running a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (a Linux based on Debian Wheezy) as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with an USB hard drive attached as the only USB device. The issue I am confronted with ...
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Dell Studio Slim 540s JBOD RAID

I'm working on a Dell Studio 540s that has dual 750GB drives in what appears to be a JBOD configuration. The computer reports "Missing operating system" at boot. The BIOS appeared to have been wiped/...
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Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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If one disk in a JBOD group fails, are files on other disks inaccessible?

If I use a dual-disk enclosure that employs JBOD, would I be able to at least access and use a second disk in the event that the other fails or otherwise becomes inaccessible?
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Make two disks appear as one big share on LAN

I bought 2 x 2TB disks for a NAS server, (linux debian). I want to make both drives appear as one big 4TB disk on the LAN. This can be done with software RAID (JBOD) or LVM I suppose. There are other ...
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How can I save my JBOD “files” when moving from Windows Home Server to Windows Server Essentials 2012

I had a Windows Home Server (not 2011) that finally up and died on me. Instead of going through the effort of re-installing an outdated OS, I decided to install Windows Server Essentials 2012, since ...
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How to recover deleted files on Iomega NAS ix2-200 CloudEdition - Linux based system with Raid1 and JBOD

I deleted some video files by mistake on my Iomega NAS ix2-200 StorCenter Cloud Edition. Linux based system with Raid1 and JBOD I stopped writing any action on the StorCenter. How can I recover these ...
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Linux - Advanced automounting via /etc/fstab file

I have a simple server with 6 hard disk drives (all SATA) inside of it. They are in a simple JBOD (just a bunch of disks) mode, so Linux just shows the following devices (assume each one has a single ...
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Do hard drives have to be mounted somewhere?

I'm creating a cheap JBOD box with ~7 IDE hard drives. However when you take into account 3 existing drives + 2 CD drives that are installed as well, I am out of mounting places inside the server. ...
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external drive enclosure -> software RAID 5?

I have two older PCs on my LAN posing as 'servers'; one running FreeNAS off a USB stick using three 500GB HDDs in a ZFS RAID-Z pool serving as storage for the LAN and one running Debian Lenny with an ...
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How to convert WinXP + Apps on RAID0 to use just one of the two RAID disks?

I have two 150GB SATA drives in hardware RAID 0, on which I have my C: (Win XP) and D: (installed apps). I'm migrating to Windows 7, but I want to keep my XP system until I've got it all running ...
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Software RAID for several HDs which retains files on each HD

Is there some kind of software/driver that would enable me to create one big volume out of several hard disks but retain the file structure on each HD? This would be in case where one hard disk ...
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Create JBOD or RAID 0 on a Windows Drive

Is it possible to create a JBOD or RAID 0 using an empty drive, and a drive that contains windows? I don't have a very computer literate family, and teaching them to put their stuff on the D: rather ...
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How will TrueCrypt work out on JBOD?

I'm thinking of setting up a file server with JBOD (just a bunch of disks). Is it possible to encrypt the entire array of concatenated disks with TrueCrypt and what happens when I need to replace/...