I want to set up 2 WD 640 GB spinners in a RAID 1 array for storage, my 1st attempt at a RAID 1 array. As I understand it, RAID 1 writes the same data to each HD, therefore creating 2 identical drives. 2X safety for files.
I am wondering:
1. could each drive be removed from the array and used separately?
2. if 1 fails, the other is still readable in the array?
My purpose for this is to have 2 copies of my files on separate drives for obvious safety reasons. I currently copy from one drive to another, not good if I forget to copy something and a drive fails.
ETA - title of post should be RAID 1 ?, not Raid i ?
I picked a heck of a month to give up coffee................