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# 147359 17-Jun-2014 10:18
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At present I have a ReadyNas full and a additional 2gb usb drive hanging off it half full. I am pretty sure that the ...whats it called damm ...RAID! doesn't cover the external drives doesn't matter. On the external drive is non mission critical.
The question (finally!)
Plug the new 2gb in the front usb slot?
Put Usb hub at back and plug both 2gb in?
Realise life is to short and go to the beach?




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  # 1067671 17-Jun-2014 16:15
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You probably don't want to use a usb hub as this would reduce throughput to the usb externals (2 drives sharing one lane), so if there is only 1 usb port on the back and 1 port on the front and two usb external drives I would use 1 on the front and 1 on the back.

The correct longer term solution would be to upgrade the capacity of the drives in the NAS:
1: Check the NAS model's page for supported hard drive make and size
2: Buy new hard drives (eg: WD Red's at 4TB's are about $250 each now, if your NAS can support them, and 2TB's have come down a lot too)
3: Follow the manufacturers guide to upgrading/switching hard drives for the model, usually it's replace 1 drive, wait for the raid array to rebuild then replace the other drive(s).




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  # 1067912 17-Jun-2014 21:26
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Ragnor: You probably don't want to use a usb hub as this would reduce throughput to the usb externals (2 drives sharing one lane), so if there is only 1 usb port on the back and 1 port on the front and two usb external drives I would use 1 on the front and 1 on the back.

The correct longer term solution would be to upgrade the capacity of the drives in the NAS:
1: Check the NAS model's page for supported hard drive make and size
2: Buy new hard drives (eg: WD Red's at 4TB's are about $250 each now, if your NAS can support them, and 2TB's have come down a lot too)
3: Follow the manufacturers guide to upgrading/switching hard drives for the model, usually it's replace 1 drive, wait for the raid array to rebuild then replace the other drive(s).


Thanks
At present I have stuck the extra 2tb in the front socket and of course it comes up
The latter path of the upgrade inside the NAs is the way to go or I might keep my eyes open for another nas unit
I suppose i should take a week and build my own. ;)




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