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.

2x1TB or 1x2TB?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
billydocks

 
Member Since: Jul 01, 2011
Posts: 21
billydocks is on a distinguished road

billydocks is offline
Hi guys,
I am not technically knowledgable enough in these areas, and I'm sure people here are. Now hopefully i've posted this in the right forum.

Upon purchasing a Mac Pro, is there a difference in terms of performance (mainly read/write speeds, unless there is something else I should be considering?) between getting a 1TB drive in 2 HD bays of the MP and getting a single 2TB HD with 3 empty bays?

As a side note, I am waiting until the 15th of August for the new Mac Pro, after that I will settle for a current one, knowing it will be updated in the near future.

Thanks in advance for the help!
QUOTE Thanks
McBie

 
McBie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 26, 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,290
McBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to allMcBie is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2013 MBA 13" - 10.9.3 & iPad - iOS 5.1

McBie is offline
No reason to be worried about the read/write speeds of the disks, they are technically fixed anyway.
What could be a point of attention with the 2 x 1 TB disks is how you configure them.

You can create a so called RAID 0 level whereby you combine the 2 x 1TB disks as a single volume of 2 TB. Risks are that is you loose one disk in the volume, the complete volume will be gone ( and so will your data if you don't have backups )

The second option is to create a RAID 1 volume with the 2 x 1TB disks, giving you a capacity of 1 TB. Your data will be mirrored across the 2 disks and if you loose 1 disk, your data is still accessible via the other disk. Mind you, this configuration is not a replacement for a backup -_-

Check Wikipedia for an explanation on RAID @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

Hope this helps.

Cheers ... McBie

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem. You understand ?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« New to Raids. Is it right? | Why won't my camera work? »
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
Ex-Windows NTFS WD Ext 2x1Tb My Mirror HD probs... jupesingh Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 05-30-2009 12:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 AM.

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?