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Alex Johnson
RAID drives
on Apr 26, 2012 at 5:52:15 am

So I'm thinking of building a data kit - if I have a raid unit like the Lacie Thunderbolt 2big and I tell it to use mirroring, then can I then pull the drives and use them independently? Will they mount if I put the drives in a drive toaster? Or would they just insist on rebuilding the array?

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Jon Schilling
Re: RAID drives
on May 1, 2012 at 4:31:02 pm


I was waiting to see if anyone else would respond & since they didn't...

Bottom line: You aren't going to be able to "split up" the RAID set & then use each drive as it's own.

Generally with any RAID, once it's RAID'ed, that's it. 2 drives in JBOD is 2 volumes, no problem doing what you want to do. 2 drives in RAID 0 always will be in RAID 0. 2 drive mirrored (RAID 1) will always want to be mirrored.

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Evan Crush
Re: RAID drives
on Jun 4, 2012 at 3:55:41 pm

euh... since the RAID used is the Mac OS one I would think that when a drive is read independantly, the drive would appear as a member of a failed RAID 1 array but your data should still be readable.

Now what happens when you put booth drive back together in a RAID 1...??? one would need to do the test...

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