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Do 2 hard drives have to be identical to raid them? Or could I raid1 a seagate 1tb drive with a western dig? Just wondering..
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Which type of raid?
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doesn't matter but make sure its the same size otherwise say for an example you have a 250gb hdd and 500 gb hdd in any raid but 0 it will automatically go to the lowest hdd capacity so you only got 250gb worth of storage instead of 500gb.
raid 0 doubles it so it be 500gb instead of 750 (raid 0 adds the 2 hdds together) sorry if this wasn't clear im terrible at explaining stuff just try to keep the hdds the same size and you will be fine.
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I'm just asking cause I'm more concerned about it working with RAID1 tbh.
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Since you're not terribly concerned with performance...it will work fine.

Here's a good read on that, by the way:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/HETEROGENEOUS-RAID-ARRAYS-WORK,1789.html
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Well basically what I'd *probably* be doing is teaming up a 1TB WD Blue with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB in Raid1 (mirrored) for all my HD movies and whatnot. I know the performance degrades a bit, but I should still have no issues watching my movies from this array, right?
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Why not just mirror the data on the drives with tools like FreeFileSync or RoboCopy? Then if you ever need to re-purpose the drive, it's not a pain breaking the array.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

I'm sure Sean will be around shortly to provide robocopy instructions. tongue.gif
     
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Why not just mirror the data on the drives with tools like FreeFileSync or RoboCopy? Then if you ever need to re-purpose the drive, it's not a pain breaking the array.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

I'm sure Sean will be around shortly to provide robocopy instructions. tongue.gif

biggrin.gif FreeFileSync & Robocopy <3

I need to make some guides on freefilesync lol. Here is a guide on robocopy tho.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1125994/seans-data-backup-guide
post #9 of 10
You could RAID ham sandwiches if they were equivalent in capacity.

Your array's performance will be based upon the slowest drive.
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the green HDD's do not raid well at all tha is because of th power saving mode it has.


if you have 2 different size hdd.s and raid them as 0 there will not be a huge increase in performance but there will be a small amount.

if you raid them in 1 they will work but what ever the smallest drive is the biggest one will down size itself.

can you tell us what drives you are going to use etc....
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