So here we are the day of delivery, and I’m set. Both active drives are rsync’d over to the 3rd 5TB drive, so that’s done. They are also actually backed up on Backblaze as well which is awesome!
I’ve removed the two drives already from their enclosures – wasn’t too hard, pocket knife worked perfectly, a phillips screwdriver to get the control board off and remove the side screws, 2 drives ready to go.
Now the plan is pretty simple honestly:
- Setup the two pulled drives as RAID1.
- Connect the 3rd Drive as USB External Storage
- Sync the contents of drive 3 to the RAID1 array
- Remove the USB Drive when finished.
- Remove drive from enclosure
- Add 3rd Drive upgrade from RAID1->RAID5.
- Take a nap.
Pretty straightforward all things said and done. I plan to video and document things a bit too for a piece on TechFriendly Help which is online and operational, I think I’ve finally settled on a mostly completed look, going to add some minor tweaks here and there – but this is going to be too one of my first video projects that is not a FlockHosting Update.
I want to document this model because the AS1004T hasn’t been reviewed in the US for some reason, the AS1002T has (the 2-bay unit) but the 4-bay unit I got isn’t really covered and honestly? If it lives up to its specs and functionality – it’s an amazing deal.
This NAS project should really make life a bit easier long-term, a lot of things coming up in the next few months, likely one way or another moving, tech is going to be one of those things which may be a bit hard to have access to sadly, so trying to up my game and really streamline the office.
For now, its nearly 4 am – and I’m dead tired, but can’t get to sleep again, so watching my Omega2+ update my cryptocurrency – going to try and sleep again if I can. Morning is going to come insanely early – hopefully my NAS will be delivered before nap time 🙂 and who knows maybe a small pile of checks will be waiting too!
Happy Monday – Enjoy the eclipse!