RAID enclosure JBOD is actually RAID 0 what now?
by mblatchford - 8/8/12 10:06 PM
I don't have much experience with RAID arrays. I had been using an ICYDock 4bay drive enclosure which mounted 4 separate logical drives on my computer. I purchased a 4bay Mediasonic Proraid usb3/esata/firewire800 enclosure as the ICYDock just died on me. It said it supported JBOD but I come to find out it's really RAID 0 which takes all my drives and concatenates them to one large logical drive on my desktop.
I have 2x2TB drives where one was a direct mirror of the other through software backups, 1x320GB and 1x300GB drive with separate files no backups. I made sure the most important files are on a 2TB drive so I have piece of mind one drive can die and the other is my backup. What in the world do I do now that I don't have 4x2TB drives to just mirror half the available drive space?
I'm not even sure I'm asking the right questions. I stayed away from RAID arrays due to their complexity. My previous backup system worked fine - I could replace a drive if I needed knowing exactly which drive had what data. I don't see how that's possible now that I don't get 4 logical drives.... Anyone with advice or suggestions?