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

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by standingquiet, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    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?


  2. dubAdub macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Bray, Ireland
    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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