I would like to add 2 drives to the ReadyNAS Ultra 2, but would like to have them operate as 2 independent drives, Not RAIDed. I looked thru the user's manual, and I didn't see an option to disable raid. Maybe I'm missing something. Do anybody know if this is possible?
The ultra 2 only supports two drives, so you are starting diskless?
Anyway, you can set up two Raid-0 volumes (one on each drive). Raid is technically not disabled, but this has the same effect - both drives are independent, and have no redundancy. If your unit is already set up, you would need to do a factory reset to get into this mode (which would wipe all the data on the ultra).
StephenB is right on this one. The device is designed to be a RAID device. Disabling RAID is not an option, and it's also not recommended. If you want to explore Flex-RAID options, you will have to factory default and reconfigure the RAID settings accordingly.
Also, if you intend to use flexraid for 'separate drives', this still won't work if want to try to add/remove the drives 'for backup'. The device is designed to keep drives in it until they either fail or are upgraded. Once you pull a drive, its marked as failed and you will not be able to re-add it without it getting formatted.