mdgm wrote:... That way you don't have to worry which 2TB disks you purchase so long as they're on the compatibility list. If a disk fails you again just have to look for one on the compatibility list to replace it.
I agree that it is easier/more convenient to have 4K alignment. Otherwise you have to research each 2 TB drive purchase, and the new format is already becoming mainstream on new drive models. Also (assuming this is inevitable/in your future anyway) it is much better to rebuild the array when you know the disks are good.
SuperFlyBoy wrote:I'm not sure I have the time to do the reset on the NV+ at this time - I think I am looking at a NAS which can backup to CrashPlan - which this one definitely cannot do, so then the extra effort is moot.
CrashPlan is good, esp. for disaster recovery. However, it is not as fast as local backup. Also, the Crashplan folks do not recommend using only one backup site. So I use my older duo/NV+ units to backup my pro, which is also (very recently) being backed up with crashplan.
BTW, with some effort it might
be possible to use a PC with Crashplan to backup the NV+ (mapping the shares as a network drive). CrashPlan does not officially support this, but they do provide a guide here: http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/r ... ped_drives
. I haven't tried it myself though.