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I have 1 500gb WD CB and one 500 GB Samsung. I was wondering if it would be safe to set these up in a raid 1. It would provide redundancy for photos and music and papers in addition to a USB3 hdd for backup.

I know 2 identical hdds are best but since it is just redundancy I thought it might be less of an issue.

This would be on the Inetl ich10r controller.
Edited by cavallino - 8/7/11 at 8:07am
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It will work fine, but you will be limited to the performance of the slower drive.
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Ok thanks that are both about the same anyway in terms of speed.
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