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LucidNAS Specific Questions

How is LucidNAS administered?

Most administration tasks are performed via the web GUI. LucidNAS has full command line functionality as well for those who require it.

What protocols are supported?

Right “out of the box” LucidNAS supports the following storage protocols:

  • NFS
  • iSCSI
  • Infiniband

Does LucidNAS support 10 Gigabit Ethernet?

Yes, full 10Gbit Ethernet support is provided. Intel and Myricom 10Gbit ethernet adapters have been tested and are preferred. Both copper 10GBASE-T and optical SFP+ connections supported.


What RAID Levels are supported?

LucidNAS truly moves beyond traditional RAID. The data integrity features it provides far surpass those of legacy hardware RAID arrays. LucidNAS supports:

  • RAID 0 – striping
  • RAID 1 – mirroring
  • Two-way mirror (recommended if you use 3TB drives)
  • Three-way mirror  (recommended for 3TB+ drives)
  • RAIDz – similar to RAID 5, single rotating parity (but without “the write hole”). Any one drive can fail without data loss.
  • RAIDz2 – similar to RAID 6, double parity. Any two drives can fail without data loss.
  • RAIDz3 – triple rotating parity (no traditional RAID equivalent). Any three drives can fail without data loss.


Does LucidNAS support Advanced Format hard drives?

Absolutely. LucidNAS supports and takes full advantage of the new Advanced Format hard drives using 4K sector size.