Let me first start of by thanking everyone who contributed to this community. It was a great pleasure to read all the guides and get alot of information about my new toy without having to search for every step myself.
I've been playing with the MyBook for about a week now, I was trying to replace the two 500GB's I got it with for some newer 2TB versions. I'm not a linux expert, but I understood most of the guides. However, every thing failed for me somehow. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but most of the times I was following the steps very carefully.
I ended up putting back the original 500GB's, installing SSH onto them, and removing the S15wdc-heat-monitor so it would allow me to stick disks in it from another brand. Then I replaced the drives 1 by 1 and let the RAID1 system do the job of replicating. That sure worked, I was now running the MBWE with new disks as if it was with the 500GB ones. To increase the data partition, I exported the partition list table, edited it to the new size and imported it again (done on an external linux machine). After that I booted the MBWE and it didnt show the data partition. However, when I changed the "drive type" to RAID1 in the Drive management, the reformatting of the data partition took place and the data partition was successfully made. It showed me aprox. 1.7TB.
However, I decided to go for liniear anyway, as this MBWE is only used to duplicate my storage. But then I ran into the limits of MBR, because it was still showing a data partition of aprox 1.7TB. Is there a way to change the disk into GPT without whiping it? And if I decide to whipe it and change it to GPT, will it stay GPT while replicating or will the MBWE turn it back to MBR?
And if I decide to whipe it and change it to GPT, will it stay GPT while replicating or will the MBWE turn it back to MBR?
Tried it, but the MBWE turns it back to MBR..
Any thoughts ??