Mirroring WD 1TB Drives ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tamvly, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    i am seriously considering using a software mirrored pair (RAID 1) of 1TB WD RE3 drives as an osx home drive. boot drive will be a discrete disk. another drive for windows. full backups weekly to an external drive.

    space-wise, this should last me a long time. (lived with a G5 2x2.5 for four years and recently upgraded to an 8x2.8).

    anyone out there tried this? satisfied with the performance and reliability? happy with the choice of western digital over seagate over?
  2. POLOgt macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2009
    I have two WD 750GB RE2-GP in a software RAID 1 for my storage and backups,
    The read performance is good, though it will take a minute and some to write 1GB on to them.

    Had never had a problem with it so far, and I only have 185GB left ;(
    Probably move to the 2TB soon, and that will last me till I need to buy a new MP.
  3. tamvly thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    hmmm ... so write performance seems to suffer. rats, just as i suspected.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    The RE3's are good drives, and you should be quite happy with them. ;)

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