New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

1tb External Hard Drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
chrisdistaulo

 
chrisdistaulo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posts: 54
chrisdistaulo is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 180 GB; iMac 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 160 GB; 30 GB iPod Video

chrisdistaulo is offline
Hi guys,

Just bought a 1tb My Book Premium Edition 2 external hard drive. It was pre-formatted to NFHS, but I switched it to Raid 0 HFS+. However, the other option is Raid 1 HFS+. Should I have used that option? I am running off a MacBook Pro with Leopard. The other two options listed to choose from were Fat32, which i dont want. Any advice? If I should have chosen Raid 1, or stick with Raid 0?

Best,
CDS
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 180 GB; iMac 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 160 GB; 30 GB iPod Video; 1st Generation iPod Nano
QUOTE Thanks
bryphotoguy

 
bryphotoguy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,978
bryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nice
Mac Specs: Quad 2.8GHz Mac Pro, Edge iPhone

bryphotoguy is offline
RAID 1 would be too much if you're using the external for backup. RAID 1 would use HD as capacity and the other HD to make a mirror copy of the second. So setting up RAID 1 as backup means the first HD would be backup of the laptop HD and the second HD would be a backup to the backup.


January 2008 Member of the Month
QUOTE Thanks
jah

 
Member Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posts: 342
jah will become famous soon enough

jah is offline
i would not have picked any raid option. normally a portable drive is left un connected, not powered up. this should be enough to extend its life time indefinite.

fat32
this file system has a numbering scheme that can not even come close to describing a 1T dirve. fat32 was retired when drives got >100gig, yours is 1,000 gig. dont use fat32.

raid0
this is the striping process shared between 2 drives. it haves the life time of the pair and improves the access speed. if speed is critical you can get it by doing this

raid1
writes data redundant on two drives as a pair. improves reliability somewhat because if one fails you have a backup. even if one has a sector fail it can be rebuilt off the good drive. very easy for both to fail unlike a raid5 setup
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Basically, | Western Digital and formatting »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Black Face Intel iMac 1TB Hard Drive Replacement sfadchi Apple Desktops 10 01-24-2011 12:32 PM
Specific external hard drive questions - advice? matilda_mac Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 08-26-2007 05:56 PM
my external hard drive OneFellSwoop iPod Hardware and Accessories 1 07-24-2007 04:20 PM
iTunes + external hard drive + iPod movies = headache. Help? dak125 iPod Hardware and Accessories 16 06-28-2007 01:03 AM
DIY: Trick out your Intel Mini kaidomac Apple Desktops 53 02-17-2007 03:40 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?