I don't think JBOD works the way you want but, since you're not worried about backup, creating individual shares might serve your purpose depending on the management software. If it allows you to set quotas, you can limit how much space a person can use. As for drive failures, they are inevitable. It's not "if" but "when". Employing a backup plan or not will be your own choice.
Hi i just got the "6 bay seagate nas pro" and I wanted to set up each drive individually so I have one drive and my wife has another drive and my kids all have a drive each without combining all the drives together. This is so if i want to upgrade a drive in the future i can.
The set up with JBOD in the seagate nas OS 4 combines all drives and writes information to the first drive and once thats full moves to the next drive and so on. I looked around and if i wanted to upgrade the first drive or first drive fails i would lose data. Is there anyway to set up the drives to be viewed like you would have in windows D: drive E: Drive etc. This will stop the kids filling up my drive and not fighting and if they want to have extra space they can buy a new hard drive (6 x 2TB HDD)
Not worried about backup and raid
If anyone has any idea i would be very thankful