RAID 1 ----- Can I mix HD's with slighly different specs?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OptionsOptionsOptions, May 7, 2022.

    1. Western Digital 8TB WD Blue PC Hard Drive HDD - 5640 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 128 MB Cache
    2. Seagate BarraCuda 8TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch Sata 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 256MB Cache
  1. Overnight


    IIRC, RAID 1 is simply a hard drive clone. As long as capacity is the same, performance specs and form factor should not matter in that case.
  2. bookish


    Be sure to use a journaling file system.
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  3. spooz


    This will be just fine. Disk size can be different but the array will have the capacity of the smallest drive.