1. Arrays are configured automatically - see http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/ss4200-e/sb/CS-028957.htm
2. See above
3. If they're not on the list, I wouldn't use them. Even if they're similar, you can get wildly unpredictable results using untested hardware
[quote]1. Can i use SS4200-E in JBOD mode or i have to use it in RAID mode only?
No. With the standard software, only Raid modes 5 and 1 are supported. There is also no option to disable raid, so you must use one or the other.
3. Are my disks compatible with this model? Cause in the compatibility list i found only max 1GB Seagate disk but in the store the specifications of the NAS are for 2GB disks... :S
my disk models are: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, ST31500341AS (1500GB) & Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS (1500GB)
I want to use theese disks on the NAS to have 3TB to store and maybe soon i will add another one so the storage will be 4.5TB. Is this possible?
[/quote]Many people (including myself) use disks that are not on the tested list (a few with 1.5TB). However, if you run into problems, don't expect much help from Intel as they will just say its because you didn't use those in the list. Using only 2 disks you will only be able to use raid 1 (mirrored) so your storage will only be 1.4 TB. (formatted). I use 4x1TB disks which yields about 1.8 TB in Raid 1 and 2.6 TB in raid 5.Another point, you must make sure that drives used from other systems are completely wiped (unformatted) before installing in the SS4200, otherwise it will hang on boot.
hmm... so this model is not for me... i should look for something else
thank you very much!