NAS200 Drive Mode

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by marshal, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. marshal

    marshal Network Guru Member

    I have a NAS200 with 2x 1tb WD drives.

    when I set it up the 1st time, I choosed "two separate disk". I had only 1 drive at that moment.

    now, upgraded to firmware V3.4R75.

    I want to change the mode to either JBOD or Raid 0.

    Which mode can i get without having to reformat the drive? I have about 600gb on the drive actually. Because each time i click to change the mode, it ask me which type of FS I want.. but, dont want to format!

  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm afraid you'll have to reformat either way. When you make a change like that, the file system has to be modified and the only way to do that is to reformat.

    Unless you're planning on storing a file that's bigger than one drive (which would be a really, really bad idea on a device that is only able to move 6MB/s at best), I recommend just leaving it in Separate Drive mode and using two shares.

    If that is a problem, you could install my Jac2a firmware. Then you can use the command line to create some gigantic files from the command prompt and loop-mount them in a RAID configuration....

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