[ R2-JBOD ]
External Enclosure
User Manual
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Hardware Installation Guide
HDD Formatting Guide
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Hardware Installation Guide
z Please follow the instructions and make sure your hard drive is
successfully installed to the external enclosure!
STEP1: Release the 4 screws then pull out the rear panel and tray.
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STEP2: Place the first HDD into the tray. Push the HDD to connect
the SATA connector.
STEP3: Place the second HDD into the tray. Push the HDD to
connect the SATA connector.
Note: Make sure all connectors are connected well.
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STEP4: Screw the HDD on the tray both sides.
STEP5: Push the tray into the aluminum case. Screw the rear panel
and enclosure together.
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HDD Formatting Guide
This device can support JBOD& BIG Mode.
JBOD:It enables each hard drive to be seen separately as single
drives, showing 2 HDD capacities.
Note: Backup before formatting your HDD.
JBOD Mode:
STEP1: Right-click on “My Computer” icon and select
the“Manage” column.
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STEP2: Select “Disk Management” and you will see your hard
drives show “Unallocated”.
Sample:750GB & 250GB hard drives.
STEP3: Please refer to page 9.
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BIG:
It concatenates a series of physical hard drives as a single large
volume; hard drive A and B are combined into a storage capacity
that is equal to the sum of each of the physical hard drives A and B.
It is also possible to create a BIG volume using only a single hard
disk drive connected to SATA connector 1, and then increase the
storage capacity of the volume later by adding another hard disk
drive to SATA connector 2, and pressing reset button. However, it
is not possible to expand an existing BIG volume by adding
another hard disk drive to SATA connector 2 and still preserve any
existing data on that volume.
BIG Mode:
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STEP1: Right -click “My Computer” icon and select the “Manage”
column.
STEP2:
Two brand-new HDD
Select “Disk Management” and you will see your External HDD
shows “Not Initialized”.
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Two formatted HDDs
(These two HDDs have to be combined into one disk.)
Select “Disk Management” and you will see your External HDD
only shows one HDD, another shows “Unallocated”.
Right-click the red-squared block and select “Delete Partition”.
Delete both HDDs’ partition then start to format two HDD into one.
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STEP3: Right-click the red-squared block and select “Initialize
Disk”.
STEP4: Press “OK” button to initialize HDD.
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STEP5: The external HDD will be showed “Online”. Right-click the
“Unallocated” block and select “New Partition”.
STEP6: The “New Partition Wizard” will appear. Please follow the
instruction of the wizard to complete the partition.
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STEP7: When new partition is completed, the external HDD will be
recognized as a “New Volume”.
If you divided HDD into two partitions, format two partitions
separately.
After two partitions are formatted completely, you will see two
healthy HDDs.
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