Im assuming any advertised capacity would be half using raid 1?

asked on July 4, 2016

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With RAID 1 (2 disks mandatory) storage capacity will be halved because one disk will be used for redundancy.
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· July 4, 2016
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Yes. They are advertising the total capacity of the 2 drives.
Amazon Customer
· July 4, 2016
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Yes, but its two drives, just go raid Zero and buy good drives, and back up any very important files on an external..
Emilio R.
· March 12, 2018
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I notice the description does say “Up to 16TB of centralized storage for your entire network.” though which would indicate 2x8TB drives, following that logic anyways ...
Brian
· April 17, 2019
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Yes correct.
ajay_makhija
· July 4, 2016
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Your storage will not be "halved" as RAID1 is called "mirroring", which means it's an exact copy of the other disk. Both drives have to be of the same manufacturer and capacity for RAID to work. If you buy 2x 8TB drives, you will have 8TB's of storage. The whole point of a NAS is storage, so going RAID0 "striping" i… see more Your storage will not be "halved" as RAID1 is called "mirroring", which means it's an exact copy of the other disk. Both drives have to be of the same manufacturer and capacity for RAID to work. If you buy 2x 8TB drives, you will have 8TB's of storage. The whole point of a NAS is storage, so going RAID0 "striping" is just shooting yourself in the foot because if one drive fails then all data is lost, which defeats the purpose of having a Network Attached Storage device in the first place. You shouldn't need a NAS device backing up a NAS device if the entire point of buying a NAS device is storage to begin with. see less Your storage will not be "halved" as RAID1 is called "mirroring", which means it's an exact copy of the other disk. Both drives have to be of the same manufacturer and capacity for RAID to work. If you buy 2x 8TB drives, you will have 8TB's of storage. The whole point of a NAS is storage, so going RAID0 "striping" is just shooting yourself in the foot because if one drive fails then all data is lost, which defeats the purpose of having a Network Attached Storage device in the first place. You shouldn't need a NAS device backing up a NAS device if the entire point of buying a NAS device is storage to begin with.
Jessica
· September 4, 2018
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