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Changing Enclosures

(@bafinstead)
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I have an older enclosure which no longer powers the fan and which has caused me to lose a drive. I have successfully replaced the drive and would like to change the enclosure while keeping the data intact. I wonder if anyone else has successfully accomplished this and could walk me through. I am using Soft RAID 6.2.1. The old enclosure is an OWC Mercury Elite Pro and the new enclosure is an OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Raid USB 3.1/esata. The original enclosure was set to IND and I plan to set the new one the same. Thanks in advance.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/04/2022 11:04 am
(@softraid-support)
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The only problem you will have is setting JBOD in the new enclosure. You must read the enclosure manual CAREFULLY to do this correctly. (Its not as simple as changing the switch) then it is a matter of inserting the drives and they will mount the volume.

 

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Posted : 29/04/2022 5:39 pm
(@bafinstead)
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I checked the manual and did not see anything helpful. Would it be possible to give instructions more directly? Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/04/2022 6:01 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@bafinstead 

I am not able to, my expertise is software, not hardware, unfortunately.

The Manual does not describe how to change RAID Levels? It most definitely should, if this is a hardware RAID enclosure.

this is what you purchased?
https://www.owcdigital.com/products/mercury-elite-pro-dual-esata

 

Then it definitely will have instructions on how to change the RAID level. Its possible the newer models can change by the switch alone, but I am pretty sure it is more elaborate, to prevent accidentally changing the RAID and destroying data.

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Posted : 30/04/2022 8:06 pm
(@bafinstead)
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Resolved. I put my old drives in the new enclosure. Made certain the power was off. Plugged in the active usb 3 cable. Powered on the enclosure, then immediately held the set button for 3 seconds. Watched the drive lights flash for a few more seconds. My drives, data and raid volume were all back completely intact. 😀 .

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Topic starter Posted : 01/05/2022 6:16 pm
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