Repartition external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aaronthomas, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. aaronthomas macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    Hi all! I'm using a WD 6TB external drive to store my movies from my Imac..... I currently have it set to Raid 1 making it a 3TB drive. I'm wondering if I can repartition the drive back to Raid 0 without loosing data. If I can not.... does anybody know, would video quality degrade if I were to back up to another borrowed drive and put back on my repartitioned drive. Thanks!
     
  2. Velin macrumors 65816

    Velin

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    Why don't you just mirror to another drive, repartition to 0, and migrate? Also, I do not think there would be any video quality degradation.

    You do know if you have a Raid 0 failure, your data is torched, right?
     
  3. aaronthomas thread starter macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    Not a bad idea... Had one of my WD drives get fried today when I miss ejected. Such a stupid way to trash all my files and destroy a drive... total partition explosion. Tried everything to recover but no go. So thinking now of getting a new 6tb drive to replace the 4tb. Ill have them mirror each other... that way if one goes I dont loose 500 movies. Thought it would be cool to repartition existing and not have to swap... but now that i may get another drive doesnt matter I guess. Found out today that even if Im using drive as RAID 1... doesnt matter if the partition fails.
     

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