Hi Maxxfi, I wouldnt have connected the 2nd drive with NAS powered on if you had asked me too
I only have a few hours experience with the product so forgive me if I have misunderstood your earlier suggestion. I currently have the first drive about 20% the way through creating Volume 1. I'll be in bed tonight before it finishes the way its going!!!!
Did I understand correctly that once this step is completed I should be able to use the wizard to create a RAID 1 configuration even without the 2nd disk appearing in the Volume Manager. Once I have done that shutdown and then try rebooting with the 2nd drive connected....
By the way I have also raised a support ticket on this with Synology to see if I can get some help as well just in case your suggestion doesnt work, no response to date.
I am now concerned that I purchased the wrong drives as I have WD20EARS - 00J2GB0 and not the model that is on the synology compatibility list.
Realy dumb question, neither of the drives I've been supplied have any jumpers with them, there is no master/slave configuration required in SATA for the 1st and 2nd disk is there?