View Full Version : [ubuntu] Reading NAS JBOD drives

September 9th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I'm taking out the two 320GB HD from my D-Link DNS-323 and fitting them to my HTPC. Then going to fit two 1TB drives in the DNS-323. The two 320GB drives are in JBOD layout. I've installed the IFS utility in Windows but I don't believe this will read a JBOD disc, wheras Linux will. Once I boot up from a Ubuntu 8.04 64bit Live CD what will I need to do to mount the two 320GB as JBOD, or will it detect and mount them automatically?

I only want to copy the data across the LAN to the new 2TB storage, they can then be partitioned as NTFS for the other computer.

February 20th, 2009, 01:45 AM
I have the same issue actually... well almost. I pooped my DNS-323 and I am trying to get the data off my 2 1TB drives i setup as JBOD. Can some one help me do so?


February 20th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Ok, after much research, I found how to access my DNS-323 JBOD configed data from a computer. Unfortunately I have NOT found a way to do it in windows, but have in Ubuntu.

Step 1. Install ubuntu

Step 2. Install Mdadm

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mdadm

Once that's installed and you restart, it should show as a removable drive!

Hope that helps any other people with this problem.

Lutz Klein
September 12th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Thank you for sharing this.
I just got it working with my harddrive from a Zyxel NSA-210.