Confirming feasibility of Raid 10 with this drives
Hello there, I'm thinking to buy either the OWC Thunderbay 4 or the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad.
I Already Have the following HDD disks
2 x 8TB
2 x 4TB
My idea is to create 2 Raid 0 with 1x8TB + 1x4TB and have a 12TB volume paired in a RAID 1 for redundancy.
Will this work with Softraid?
Thank you in advance.
All partitions in a RAID volume are identical with RAID. (yes some hardware RAID allows this to be mixed sized, but it sacrifices robustness)
Note also, RAID 1+0 is a single volume, it is created at the same time for all disks.
You could create 2 8TB volumes, then have space for another 8TB Mirror volume. (on the remainder of the 8TB), but that is probably not ideal.
Its up to you. You could also have an 8TB RAID 0, and a 16TB RAID 1, since mirroring protects your data better and you can use that for saving files/archiving etc.
Remember to consider backups/off site storage in your plans.
Also, I would go for Thunderbay's, over USB. Much superior.