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Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:31 pm
by Parmachin
We got a cloud pod to test out its capabilities for our studio and we've been running into issues while trying to connect larger DAS towers to it.

Single drives work fine, same as our CyberNetor DAS (16TB actual capcity in RAID 5) however connecting our larger Areca ARC-8050T3-12 or ARC-8050T3-6 doesn't seem to work. The tower seems to detect it is plugged into something as the fan ramps up for a second but never actually boots up.

Looking at the documentation quickly I didn't see any mention of max capacity for connected drives or other reason the cloud pod shouldn't be able to connect to the towers. Am I missing something ?

Our drives are all formatted in HFS+, our Areca towers are 40TB and 144TB in size.

Thanks for your help !

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:57 pm
by Bob Zelin
I am unhappy that you have received no replies, and I keep looking - but I can tell you that you cannot plug a consumer RAID from Promise, G-Tech, SanDisk Pro, Areca, OWC, etc. into a QNAP or Synology, so I am not surprised. As the expression goes - "it is what it is".

Bob Zelin

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:47 am
by tapethis
I can confirm cloudpod does not work with speed shuttle 3 with SSDs. I reformated to exfat and still nothing. Cannot find any documentation on why this does not work, nor how to get it working. This thing is useless.

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:05 pm
by Bob Zelin
In defense of Blackmagic Design - no NAS will allow you to plug in "someone else's" RAID into their box. This applies to Blackmagic Design, QNAP and Synology. They will read HFS+ and exFAT (QNAP and Synology will read NTFS as well) - but no one reads APFS formatted drives, and NO ONE reads a RAID array from G-Tech, OWC, Promise, Areca, Cal Digit, etc.
Bob Zelin

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:23 pm
by tapethis
Not asking to read someone else's RAID. We are not taking the drives out and connecting them to a new RAID card /enclosure trying to be read. This is equivalent to plugging the whole array, enclosure, and hardware raid into a device/computer. So yes... this absolutely should be compatible.

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:10 pm
by mlgh50678
Hi all,

Having the same issues here with a 60TB Lacie "6big". The Cloudpod won't see the device, regardless of Raid Mode / File system. Lacie "2big" arrays seem to work fine, although performance is considerably worse compared to simply sharing the volume via SMB on a Win or MacOS machine.

Does anybody have news on this topic?

Maurice

Re: Using a DAS with the cloud pod

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:34 pm
by Merola
Bob Zelin wrote:In defense of Blackmagic Design - no NAS will allow you to plug in "someone else's" RAID into their box. This applies to Blackmagic Design, QNAP and Synology. They will read HFS+ and exFAT (QNAP and Synology will read NTFS as well) - but no one reads APFS formatted drives, and NO ONE reads a RAID array from G-Tech, OWC, Promise, Areca, Cal Digit, etc.
Bob Zelin


That is not correct, we used two 60TB Lacie "6big" connected to our Qnap (TS-1263U-RP), and shared it over SMB.

We have the same problem unable to use our 6big with the cloud pod.
Tried Hfs+ and exFat