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Type of hard drive ie manufacturers. RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm going to be setting up a WHS using WHS2011. Currently I have 2 2TB HDD's and 2 500GB hard HDD's. My plan is to use one of the 500GB drives as the OS one and then to mirror (?) the 2 2TB one for storage. Does it matter that the drives to be mirrored are not the same like it would if I was the hardware RAID them? they are both 7200 32mb but not the same manufacturers (Seagate/Hitachi)

     

    Many thanks.

     

    Monday, November 21, 2011 9:43 PM

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  • You would be better off using one of them for data storage and the second for server backup - this backs up both data and the OS. Ideally you would have another for off site storage. The only downside to this is if you have a hard disk failure then you will loose data written since the last backup.

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Monday, November 21, 2011 9:56 PM