Excuse my ignorance but during my new system build I am obviously also giving some thought to my storage solutions. What I am wondering is, when I see a 4+ bay NAS device, in my case I'm looking at an 8 bay now, is it possible to configure four different volumes in this same unit? IE If I wanted to run two 4tb drives as a mirrored setup (so if one fails I just swap in a new one) and call it drive G:, could I then add another two 4tb drives as a separate volume in a similar setup, as say, drive H:
I'm not sure if this is possible, how it works, or what it is referred to as. I would just clearly prefer this type of setup to a bunch of two bay NAS devices but perhaps it is not possible. I'm not really sure.
Thank you in advance for your help.
EDIT: I am also of course willing to listen to suggestions for better setups with a large amount of useable disk space as I do not personally understand the various different RAID setups very well at all.
Message was edited by: Kyle Andrew
You can have four volumes in an 8-bay NAS. But why a NAS over local storage? NAS is very slow and not suited for editing. You would need to copy the files from NAS to local storage first.
I don't plan to have that external storage running working files except for the odd photoshoot. It will essentially exist to back up my photography and other files that are not in need of the utmost speed.