JBOD and formatting

By LordScythe
Mar 22, 2007
  1. I've had a 40GB hd for a while, and recently ran out of room on it... so I'm buying a 320GB SATA hd, and was considering doing a JBOD setup with the two drives... the only problem is, I don't know if I will eventually have to reformat my older, filled drive. So is JBOD like RAID in the fact that you have to reformat a non-empty drive, or can you just set up the JBOD as an add-on to your existing space?
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Well, I have a 250GB WD, and 2 other 40GB WDs hooked into my IDE raid controller. the two 40s on one channel, and the 250 on its own channel. Didnt set up as array, just needed the IDE ports to free up some for my dvd burner and cd burner.
  3. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    JBOD stands for Just a Bunch Of Drives -- all it means is your RAID controller operates as a normal drive controller ie. its RAID functionality is disabled.
  4. LordScythe

    LordScythe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So that means that I won't need to reformat my older drive?
  5. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    You will not need to reformat it.
  6. LordScythe

    LordScythe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sweet! Thanks a lot.
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