install second hard disk nas326

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emau74
emau74 Posts: 53  Ally Member
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Hi,
in my nas326 I have installed only one hd; if I wanted to install the second hd I lose the data of the first? what procedure should i do?
thank you

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  • hobbygirl
    hobbygirl Posts: 13  Freshman Member
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    I actually don't have anything on the first hard drive other than what came with the install. So how to do best use these two drives?

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,638  Guru Member
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    You can insert the disk and create a volume on it. That doesn't touch the current disk.
  • emau74
    emau74 Posts: 53  Ally Member
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    the data of the first hard disk remain even if I wanted to activate RAID 1?
  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,638  Guru Member
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    If your current volume is capable to be extended to a 2 disk raid 1 array, the data will remain. But when you have to create a new volume to do so, the data will be lost.

    BTW, if your data is valuable, you should have a backup. A disk is a fragile, mechanical device, and it *will die* some day.

  • emau74
    emau74 Posts: 53  Ally Member
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    Now my disk Is

  • lodiabai
    lodiabai Posts: 120  Ally Member
    edited October 2020
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    You can select your current volume, and then click edit, it should allow you to extend the BASIC volume to the RAID1 with another disk.
  • emau74
    emau74 Posts: 53  Ally Member
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    edited October 2020
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    why if i put the second hd i no longer access the NAS? the disc is identical to the one I have in the nas
  • lodiabai
    lodiabai Posts: 120  Ally Member
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    What model of the disk are you using?
    After unplug the second disk, Can you access the NAS 
    Turn off the power and plug in the disk then power up the NAS will it work?
  • hobbygirl
    hobbygirl Posts: 13  Freshman Member
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    I have put a second hard drive in my nas. I can see it listed under disks, but I don't know how to utilize it. There is no way to share the drive or format it. Can someone help? I don't want to do too much because I don't want to lose data on my first drive.

    I don't see it listed here.


    But it is listed here.

    Thanks.
  • hobbygirl
    hobbygirl Posts: 13  Freshman Member
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    I actually don't have anything on the first hard drive other than what came with the install. So how to do best use these two drives?

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