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External Hard Drive RAIDs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sleepy_Sentry, 19 Jul 2008.

  1. Sleepy_Sentry

    Sleepy_Sentry What's a Dremel?

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    I'm in the market for an external drive. and am considering something like the Western Digital My Book Mirrow Edition II 1 TB:
    http://www.buy.com/retail/Product.asp?sku=208286771

    The drive is advertised as having a 1 TB capacity in RAID 1. What I am confused about is does the drive have 2x500 GB hard drives, which gives you 500 GB of usable space but 1 TB of total storage, or 2x1 TB, which would give you a true 1 TB capacity in a RAID setup?

    If there is someone here who owns this drive or one like it who could clarify this for me that would be great.
     
  2. Pos1tron

    Pos1tron Hello Mobo

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    That appears to have 500GB of usable space, in the 2x 500GB setup you described. I don't own one, but there is also a 1TB unraided version, with 1TB of space on a single 1TB hard drive. This version, with two hard drives, costs $11 more than that unraided version - far too little extra cost for it to contain 2 of the 1TB hard drives.

    Non-raided version for reference: http://www.buy.com/prod/western-dig...-external-hard-drive/q/loc/101/205761335.html
     
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