Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Need help with Spanning 2 external usb hard drives

  1. #1


    Ireland
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Need help with Spanning 2 external usb hard drives


    Hi All

    Just purchase this HornetTek X2-U3 JBOD USB 3.0 (HT-3210U3) - 3.5" DUAL BAY - JBOD - HDD ENCLOSURES

    The only reason was because I had a spare 1TB drive and 500GB drive that I wanted to span into one volume, according the product spec it supports JBOD, which from my understanding should allow hard drive spanning, I understand that if one drive goes the data is lost, but that is not a concern of mine as I have numerous backups of my data. The problem is when I try to span 2 disk I get the following error "The operation is not supported by the object"

    Here's a screenshot of the drives in question

    Click image for larger version

    Have googled this and haven't been able to find a resolution, any help would be most appreciated

    Cheers

    Ged

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    You need to delete the BASIC disk or right click it, and convert them to a dynamic disk. Once you have created the DYNAMIC disk you will or should be able to span the volumes. Hope this helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ireland
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks play2mefish

    Forgot to mention already tried that, still get the same error
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Path for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit.
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver software V12.8.0.1016 for Windows Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).

    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mis...ER12801016.zip
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ireland
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Cheers MasterChief, will try that driver later and report back
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Need help with Spanning 2 external usb hard drives
Related Threads
Recently upgraded to Windows OS 8.1 Pro and cannot encrypt my HP external hard drive. Encryption pauses and states that disk has errors and please run chkdsk. Ran chkdsk and no errors found. Had no difficulty encrypting the C drive with the OS. Any suggestions?
G'day all, I read the tutorial on removing the Windows password requirement. I changed the settings per the example, everything seemed ok, I restarted and it logged me in as expected, but then it took me to the desktop and opened up all of my external hard drives. I then changed the setting back...
I have a Sony Vaio all in one but it doesn't have a cd drive. I've purchased two and neither were recognized by Windows 8. Has anyone found a USB optical drive that they can reccomended? What's funny (or sad) is that the suggested accessory on Sonys website for a optical drive has a review on it...
Under Windows XP Pro I used the built-in Backup functionality like this:I'd backup to two external drives, and use alternate drives for alternate backups. So Backup 1 would be stored on External Drive A, Backup 2 on External Drive B, Backup 3 on Drive A etc. etc. Use the option to backup System...
external hard drives in Drivers & Hardware
Hello When I want to connect or disconnect my external drive with my os images in it, should I turn the pc off or can I do this on the fly? I have been doing it on the fly for years but someone said it is not the right way. Thank you
Hard drives in Drivers & Hardware
What hard drive is best these days for performance, reliability and low noise. The Samsung Spinpoint F1 used to be the drive of the day. I'm a little out of touch the last few years, the western digital caviar black looks good. Thanks Tony
I have windows 8 64 bit consumer preview and this SUCKS, my 2 external hard drives worked before now the maxtor will not open correctly and when i click the usb program it does not open all the way. The other external that I have will will not show in explorer but when I connect I hear sound. Both...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook