Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Memory Deals, Thunderbolt Drives, Performance Upgrades, and More
Small Business Tax Write-Off?
Now is the time to purchase computer or photo gear for 2018 federal tax write-off. Consult with Lloyd.

Physical Drive Installation

Last updated 2013-09-16 - Send Feedback
Related: backup, NAS

The unit tested at MacPerformanceGuide.com arrived with drives already installed.

Although the ioSafe N2 is effectively a RAID-1 mirror with dual identical drives installed, it is possible to install mismatched sizes (e.g. one 1TB and one 2TB drive) and the unit will apply a smart approach to using the available space.

Upgrading drive size

The MPG recommendation is to replace both drives as a pair, e.g., swapping 2 X 1TB for 2 X 2TB or 2 X 4TB. However, that presumes a backup and restore.

The ioSafe N2 is smart enough that if upgrading is done one drive at a time, then the data is preserved.

  1. First swap out one drive for a higher capacity drive.
  2. Wait the requisite amount of time for the ioSafe N2 to mirror the data to the new drive (some hours perhaps even half a day).
  3. Swap out the other drive for another higher capacity drive; the ioSafe N2 will mirror the data to the 2nd larger drive.
Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance

Installing drives

To install drives, find a clean and dry and fire-free location.

The supplied special allen wrench is used to remove the outer cover (shown at left) and an inner plate (lower right). The drives can then be added or swapped.

ioSafe N2 NAS drive cutaway view
Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View BEST Deals Right Now
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 5 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$599 SAVE $200 = 25.0% Canon 17-40mm f/4 EF L USM in Lenses: DSLR
$519 SAVE $130 = 20.0% Canon 70-200mm f/4 EF L USM in Lenses: DSLR
$449 SAVE $100 = 18.0% DJI Goggles Racing Edition in Video: Drones
$299 SAVE $50 = 14.0% $149 FREE ITEMS DJI Spark Quadcopter (Sunrise Yellow) in Video: Drones
$50 SAVE $100 = 66.0% Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 in Video: Drones
$2497 SAVE $300 = 10.0% $29 FREE ITEMS Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S NIKKOR E FL ED VR in Lenses: DSLR
$898 SAVE $500 = 35.0% Sony a7 II Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $506 = 36.0% $19 FREE ITEMS Sony a7 II Mirrorless with Accessory Kit in Cameras: Mirrorless

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__