Help...lacie D2 Quadra 1 Tb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mastersoft, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. mastersoft macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007

    i wanna buy LACIE D2 QUADRA 1TB....and i wish to use this only for storage . this external hdd contains 2 x 500GB hdd....and it have RAID 0 ,1 ....and i want to DONT USE the RAID...IT IS POSIBLE ?? i dont need RAID...i want only 1 TB for storage !

    can i use this external hard drive at full 1 TB space without RAID ???

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    The RAID is an internal configuration as it contains two drives in a Raid 0 setup... if one drive fails, you lose your entire set of data. That's how they get the 1Tb and it's a function of the controller board within the casing, so the answer is no.

    I've got a Lacie shell like this that I was planning to put some new drives in and there's no way around it using it like that.
  3. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    You give a link to the product, it may be quicker if you click on it yourself, go to support and download the user manual and read it.

    It may explain to you whether its possible not to use RAID.
  4. mastersoft thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hmm....i dont know what to belive...

    The Professional Choice
    Perfect for digital content creation, audio/video editing,
    DVD authoring, web animation, etc., the d2 Quadra can
    handle the most demanding professional tasks. It can be
    daisy-chained via FireWire or chained with your DV camera
    and is even bootable****. Use it to back up small servers
    in workstation environments. Advanced users can enjoy
    features such as 3-level power management (on, off, auto)
    via FireWire or USB***, RAID 0/RAID 1 array in multiple
    drive configurations.

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