01-20-2009 05:12 AM - edited 01-20-2009 05:13 AM
I have a 7200.10 SATA internal hard- drive (ST3320620AS) and just purchased another one. I wanted to get exactly the same hard- drive but the comany- seller must have made a mistake because instead I got a 7200.11 SATA internal hard- drive (ST3320613AS). Almost all of the parameters are the same anyway ( according to Seagate website). My intention was to create a RAID configuration, but since I do not have deep knowledge into RAID I was wondering if you could tell me can I connect the two hard drives in RAID or should I just return the one that I just got.
Thank you very much for the help and have a nice day.
01-20-2009 05:30 AM - edited 01-20-2009 05:30 AM
that's a 2 platter vs. a 1 platter drive which makes them quite different;
i however wouldn't return the newer one (1 platter), since it's probably faster, cooler, etc.
for a Raid 1 that combination is probably okay (while you'll likely get only the performance of the older drive) - for a Raid 0 you would miss the point using different drives;
01-20-2009 05:49 PM
Thank you very much for your response and sorry for the delay in mine. Although at the moment I am havingmuch bigger troubles with the new hard- drive.
Anyway- thank you very much and have a nice evening.
02-09-2009 09:50 AM
I'm looking for a hard disk Free Agent with ONLY 1 platter. I wonder if the model Free Agent-Go for Mac 500 GB (ST905003FJD105 RK) has only 1 platter or not???
I looked for an answer in the forum, but I couldn't find...
Please helpe me, my question is not so complicated!