LaCie 4TB 2big Quadra Hard Drive eSATA/FW/USB

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  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    #1
    With the LaCie 4TB 2big Quadra Hard Drive can it be used as just 2 separate hard drives for example 1 for my iTunes and the other for Time machine backups? Sounds like they mirror each other? Would that we better than tim e machine?

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TX780ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0Nw


    Thanks

    Matt
     
  2. dubAdub macrumors member

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    #2
    The blurb here says "Configure as a RAID 0, RAID 1, mixed partition, or concatenated volume for customizable speed and protection".

    Raid 1 & time machine would be the most reliable option but you'd only have 2TB disk.

    Raid 0 + time machine would give you the most back-up space but be vulnerable to either disk failing.

    Two separate disks + time machine is probably the best trade-off.
     

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