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After reading a few webpages about JBOD, I learned that with JBOD mode the enclosure 'combine' multiple disks and the computer will view them as a single larger volume. I'm currently debating if I should go with JBOD or RAID 5 and just got a few questions about JBOD.

With JBOD enclosures, are there anyway that you can configure the drive and let the computer view them as individual drives instead of a 'larger combined volume'? Like 3 2TB drives instead of a 6TB volume.
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You'll need to partition the drive up in to smaller partitions, you'll not be able to view it as a single 6tb partition I don't believe.

I'd personally go with raid5 as well, purely for the redudancy you'll be getting.

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You'll need to partition the drive up in to smaller partitions, you'll not be able to view it as a single 6tb partition I don't believe.

I'd personally go with raid5 as well, purely for the redudancy you'll be getting.

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For RAID 5 I'm a little worried about the onboard RAID controller in the enclosure failing, and the long time it required for rebuilding the volume when one disk fails.

but yea seems like RAID 5 is a better option if JBOD doesn't allow me to access each physical HDD individually
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