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  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    RAID-0 by default? Seems like if you're using software management anyway, JBOD presented as a drive pool with the option of either performance or redundancy at the folder level would be a lot safer for users. While not Lacie-exorbitant, charging $100 for the enclosure and software feels a bit high. Reply
  • SniPerfidy - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Agreed. You're paying for the name and support, I'd guess. Reply
  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    For their target market, people who don't understand computers, I can see why they'd have to do that. It stops them having to field 100,000 calls asking why their new removable disk shows up as two drives or only has half the advertised capacity.

    Sadly they do have to play to the lowest common denominator. Anyone who knows what they're doing can fix this in a few minutes.
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  • bill.rookard - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    I don't know why they didn't just create a 'configuration start page' where you send your browser to a default IP address then pick your redundancy (RAID 1/JBOD) with details on how it affects your storage size vs safety - then allow further configuration for important folders (create redundancy) for those who don't choose a RAID 1 setup.

    Should have been a pretty trivial, but very useful addition.
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  • Hrel - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    lol, people would never EVER read it. I guarantee it. Reply
  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    That would create support calls rather than prevent them. You cannot underestimate the idiocy of some people. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    That's why I said "JBOD presented as a drive pool", so the software only shows the user 8TB, but has no idea how it is arranged, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough. My home server is many drives that I have arranged into a single 35TB pool that the OS sees as "Drive Z". Then the very simple software asks me if I want to make the whole pool redundant and/or specific folders and how many copies I want maintained.

    I think the fallout that would be nothing compared to losing 8TB of RAID0. Seriously.
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  • Flunk - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Hardware doesn't support something so complicated. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Doesn't have to, it would all be software on the client computer. Reply
  • Hrel - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    You guys and your mirrored RAIDS. What value does running a mirrored RAID provide when you have all the data on the NAS backed up? A NAS/DAS is not a backup solution. It's a convenience. Reply
  • p1esk - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    For vast majority of people who buy it, this DAS will store the one and only copy of their data. And given the choice of "reliable 4TB" vs "unreliable 8TB" I'm guessing most would pick the first option. Reply

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