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I just ordered a 2bay external and after ordering I found some additional somewhat raid options on the device. SAFE33 & SAFE50. the web site says this,

Safe33: This setting will configure 33% of two identical capacity drives as RAID 1 SAFE and the rest of the drives space will be combined as BIG configuration. If the capacity of two drives is not identical, then 33% of the smaller drive capacity will be set for RAID 1 SAFE while allocating that same capacity to the other drive. The rest of the capacities on both drives will be combined as BIG configurations.


the safe50 is the same thing but at 50% vs 33%. As for the Big configuration, it sounds like JBOD to me. this doesn't fit my intended purpose from buying the drive bay but I thought it was a cool idea. anyone use it before?
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
xeon e3-1230v2 supermicro mbd x9scm-0 KVR1333D3E9S/4G OCZ vertex3 60GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
1u 80mm blower + passive cpu  proxmox 3.1 supermicro 300w 1u supermicro 1u 
Other
2x intel pro1000 nics  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-3870K @ 3.7GHz GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H Power Cooler 7870 Team Group Inc 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
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some lian-li case... M-Audio AV40s + 10" Sony ___? 
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