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AnimeSan 02-18-2019 10:07 AM

New to RAID
 
Hi, I am new to the entire RAID concept and system, and was wondering if I could run my 2TB WD Caviar Black and a 1TB WD Caviar Black in RAID 0. If so, how would I go about doing that.

Thanks

ACleverName 02-18-2019 10:34 AM

You sure can. You will only end up with 2tb's of usable space though. Generall you only want to raid with the exact same types of disk / size.

ThrashZone 02-18-2019 10:45 AM

Hi,
Raid only complicates system image back ups.
Besides best results are adding os and programs to an ssd and keep data/ back ups on hdd no need for raid for that simple task.

splangie 02-18-2019 11:19 AM

You should RAID 1 your data drives and have backups. Redundant arrays and backups are two different things of course. You can partitian the 2tb drive in half and then setup a RAID 1 with that half and the 1tb drive. That way you will have two current copies of data in case either drive fails, plus your last backup and any other you have saved. Data dependibilty. If having a current second copy for fail-over at all times is not important and it is ok to lose anything since last backup then you won't need to setup a RAID 1.

BugBash 02-18-2019 12:25 PM

Eat ramen noodles, buy another 1TB black, RAID 0 the 1TB`s and use the 2TB as a backup drive

ACleverName 02-18-2019 01:24 PM

other the the noodles part he's spot on. Raid 0, one disk goes then its GG

Dagamus NM 02-18-2019 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BugBash (Post 27858534)
Eat ramen noodles, buy another 1TB black, RAID 0 the 1TB`s and use the 2TB as a backup drive

This.

AnimeSan 02-19-2019 04:38 PM

This is exactly what I will do. Thanks everyone :D


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