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Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 28% (2)
    LaCie
  • 71% (5)
    Western Digital
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post #1 of 6
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Hi, forum I want to pick up a network drive with Raid 1 functionality that I can connect to my router. Time capsule didn't really work for me it was way to slow and there was no raid functionality.

My first choice is Western digital drive, because drive can be replaced easily if one of them dies, but reviews says it's slow. Meanwhile LaCie has to be sent for service if one of HD fails, buts it's lightning fast. They both priced nearly the same ~$200 Whats your thoughts on this?

I am not interested in automatic backups so software dosent really bother me. Mostly it will be used for iTunes server and family pictures archive.







*** Edited just find one more similar device.
Edited by Born4TheSky - 8/18/11 at 12:42pm
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post #2 of 6
I will hands down vote for WD over any other product. I have never had any issues with WD. Now if the drive in the Lacie is a WD, it comes down to your thoughts on Servicability.
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post #3 of 6
What about a Fal'Cie. Haha Go with the Western Digital. I've always went with them. Raptor, Laptop HDD, XBOX HDD.
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Cant agree more, never had any problems with WD
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post #5 of 6
http://accessories.dell.com/sna/prod...9&sku=a4403301

How about one of these? It's also pretty fast. No RAID-1... but RAID-1 won't save you from accidental deletion. You're better off with a second one to do daily/weekly backups onto, as then you have a true backup. You can even move it offsite.
     
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Raid 1 is a must have
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