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Rosie Walunas
Thoughts on this 4TB RAID 0 / 1 HFS+ hard drive ?
on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:18:19 pm

Trying to understand the tech specs of this drive, which I want to partition and clone media over to.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/625843-REG/Western_Digital_WDH2Q40000...

- Says it's "HFS+ formatted for Mac OS X, can be reformatted for Windows system" - I think sticking with Mac would be best since that's what the system is now. But what about the 'HFS+'? Shouldn't they be Journaled Extended ?

- ***And it says it can be configured to RAID 1 - obviously that's great, but - Does that mean since it is 4TB that configuring to RAID 1 would turn the drive into 2TB mirrors? And would this slow the hard drive down?***

- Aside, at what point in the configuration of the drive can one choose RAID 0 or 1 if they drive allows for that? (Sorry a bit naive about this.)

Thanks!


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Rainer Wirth
Re: Thoughts on this 4TB RAID 0 / 1 HFS+ hard drive ?
on Jan 2, 2013 at 10:55:34 pm

Hi Rosie,

HFS is the mac format for drives (MAC). If you use Windows its NTFS. For formating Raid drives use OS extended, not journaled. Yes with Raid 1 you have just 2 TB and slower speed. But with Raid 0 your complete data will be gone if one drive fails.

Cheers

Rainer

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Rosie Walunas
Re: Thoughts on this 4TB RAID 0 / 1 HFS+ hard drive ?
on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:23:34 am

Wait can I simply just reformat the HFS to Mac Os extended?


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Rainer Wirth
Re: Thoughts on this 4TB RAID 0 / 1 HFS+ hard drive ?
on Jan 5, 2013 at 3:18:20 am

Hi Rosie,

HFS is Mac OS extended.

Rainer

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Rainer Wirth
phone_0049-177-2156086
Mac pro 8core
Adobe,FCP,Avid
several raid systems


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