Bot384 wrote:The unit came with no disks. I had to obtain 2 drives
There are issues if disks are used before being put in the ReadyNas. That's where a good factory default (wipes all data) comes in. It wipes the disks and formats them for use in the ReadyNas.
Some people think you can move a disk from a PC and put it in the ReadyNas and keep all data intact! Which is not the case.
Another common misconception is that you need to format new disks before putting them in. The ReadyNas will do this for you. If wishing to add used disks to an existing ReadyNas array do a low-level format (formats disks as they were when left the factory) or add the disk in while the NAS is on (wipes all data on the disk). Best to add the disk while the NAS is on anyway in case a low-level format doesn't work as expected, that is for ReadyNas such as the Duo that support adding disks while the NAS is on.
When you need to upgrade in future use disks on the HCL