Re: Question about raids and how to set up raid
Raid 1 does not have anything to do with a parity. It simply mirrors the other drive. Also, when a drive says it's 500gb or 1tb, it usually ends up being a little less than that due to formatting, etc. This is why they recommend the same drives in raid 1 because the actual amount of two 500gb drives in raid 0 could be more than the actual amount of the 1tb drive.
You can setup the 500gb drives in raid 0, then set the new "single" drive with the 1tb drive in raid 1...but just be warned that the sizes may be different.
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