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SET UP NEW DNS-323

Posted on 2010-09-08
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I just got a DND-323 with two 1TB hard drive, should I use RAID 0 or 1 and what should the amount used be?
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raid 0 will not offer any protection so go with raid 1
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leave like 20 gig for miscellaneous
see full step here
http://www.alanchard.com/dlink323/pages/page_4.htm
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And I will enable auto rebuild.
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yes
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depends fully on whether you want capacity or redundancy.  RAID 0 is "faster" but has no redundancy and you probably won't see any difference over the LAN.  RAID 1 offers redundancy, but cuts your capacity in half.  

Also, RAID isn't supposed to be a backup solution, you still need to backup important files.
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Should I use the 1996GB left over or leave some space if I use 0?
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There is no reason for the 20GB for misc. storage.  It just means that the person that wrote that guide wanted about 20GB of non-mirrored (unimportant?  temporary?) disk space.  I'd make the whole thing RAID.  

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Thanks for the quick response, I was eager to get this going with my WD TV Live.
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