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Setting up Synology DS212J NAS Drive

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My customer purchased a DS212J diskstation and two WD 2TB red drives for backup.  The hardware is installed but now I’m trying to set up the software.

He has three computers
1.      A Windows XP system running in an IMAC (not sure the exact Mac system, but probably pretty old)
2.      Dell Optiplex desktop computer running Win7 pro
3.      Samsung laptop running Win7 home premium.  

The diskstation is attached to a netgear router.  The customer doesn’t have a huge amount of data to back up.  Maybe 150GB all told on the three computers.  I want to set this up as simply as possible, two separate drives not in a raid configuration.  

I have set up the Synology Assistant and installed DSM on the Windows XP system running in the IMAC. I’m not sure how to proceed from here.  I know I have to set up at least one new volume but my options all mention RAID.  To me that means two separate disks, one mirroring the other and I don’t want that.  

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