How to add hard drive to Raid, 2x(SPN+),2 (0+), (5+), (10+)

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How to add hard drive to Raid, 2x(SPN+),2 (0+), (5+), (10+)

Postby Admin_Mediasonic » December 3rd, 2012, 4:29 pm

How to add hard drive to Raid, 2x(SPN+), 2x(0+), 2x(5+), 2x(10+)
For 8 bay H8R2-SU3S2
*Note: If are using esata and if your esata does not support port multiplier, it will only see one layer at a time


If you started with only 4 Hard Drives using any of the Raids listed above and now you want to add 4 more hard drives, these is how you should do it so that your original Raid on layer 1 (top 4 drive), is not lost.

For 2xRaid 5+

1. Turn on the enclosure
2. Make sure your 1st Raid on Layer 1 is showing on the computer
3. Turn off Enclosure and slide drives from Layer 1 out. (Leave them seating in the enclosure but not connected to back board)
4. Insert the new 4 Hard Drives to layer 2 (bottom 4 slots)
5. Turn on Enclosure and Press and hold Mode button until you see 2x Raid 5+ flash.
6. Press and hold the Raid confirmation button until enclosure turns off (Raid confirmation button is in the back of enclosure)
7. Turn on enclosure and Initialize, partition and format layer 2
8. When Step 7 is done, Turn off enclosure
9. Insert layer 1 drives back in and then turn on the enclosure.
10. You should now have 2 layers
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For 2xRaid SPN+
1. Turn on the enclosure
2. Make sure your 1st Raid on Layer 1 is showing on the computer
3. Turn off Enclosure and slide drives from Layer 1 out. (Leave them seating in the enclosure but not connected to back board)
4. Insert the new 4 Hard Drives to layer 2 (bottom 4 slots)
5. Turn on Enclosure and Press and hold Mode button until you see 2x Raid SPN+ flash.
6. Press and hold the Raid confirmation button until enclosure turns off (Raid confirmation button is in the back of enclosure)
7. Turn on enclosure and Initialize, partition and format layer 2
8. When Step 7 is done, Turn off enclosure
9. Insert layer 1 drives back in and then turn on the enclosure.
10. You should now have 2 layers
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For 2xRaid 0+
1. Turn on the enclosure
2. Make sure your 1st Raid on Layer 1 is showing on the computer
3. Turn off Enclosure and slide drives from Layer 1 out. (Leave them seating in the enclosure but not connected to back board)
4. Insert the new 4 Hard Drives to layer 2 (bottom 4 slots)
5. Turn on Enclosure and Press and hold Mode button until you see 2x Raid 0+ flash.
6. Press and hold the Raid confirmation button until enclosure turns off (Raid confirmation button is in the back of enclosure)
7. Turn on enclosure and Initialize, partition and format layer 2
8. When Step 7 is done, Turn off enclosure
9. Insert layer 1 drives back in and then turn on the enclosure.
10. You should now have 2 layers
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For 2xRaid 10+
1. Turn on the enclosure
2. Make sure your 1st Raid on Layer 1 is showing on the computer
3. Turn off Enclosure and slide drives from Layer 1 out.( Leave them seating in the enclosure but not connected to back board)
4. Insert the new 4 Hard Drives to layer 2 (bottom 4 slots)
5. Turn on Enclosure and Press and hold Mode button until you see 2x Raid 10+ flash.
6. Press and hold the Raid confirmation button until enclosure turns off (Raid confirmation button is in the back of enclosure)
7. Turn on enclosure and Initialize, partition and format layer 2
8. When Step 7 is done, Turn off enclosure
9. Insert layer 1 drives back in and then turn on the enclosure.
10. You should now have 2 layers

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