BAlGaInTl Posted April 18, 2019 Author Share Posted April 18, 2019 (edited) 14 minutes ago, jonathanm said: Depends on the enclosure. USB is not recommended for array members, for multiple reasons, disk id being one. Heat being another, USB enclosures are typically designed for light usage, a parity build or check keeps the drives active 100% for many hours, which will likely overheat the drives if they are in the enclosure. Some enclosures also remap the drive in some way, making the content unreadable once shucked. If you insist on using them via USB, and they are not readable once you shuck them, all is not lost. As long as you have valid parity and the drives stay healthy, you can unshuck and rebuild them directly connected one at a time. Still not recommended though. I was afraid of that. It's a WD My Book. I was only planning on building a very basic pool without parity initially. Then simply copy all the files from my current NAS over. Then shuck the drives and put them in the proper server. Edited April 18, 2019 by BAlGaInTl Quote Link to comment
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