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Old 01-31-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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My Book Premium II Raid Drive Compatible with Linux?


Does the My Book Premium II Raid drive work with linux?
Any particular steps to take?
Haven't tried it yet, wondering whether to purchase them for a linux system.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyBook
... these are network storage drives, the World edition, for eg, is accessed as a CIFS share. Supposed to be an embedded linux device - so you should have no problems, provided you can mount the share. Some windows people found that it wasn't compatible with their networks.

Reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136100
http://www.tomrafteryit.net/western-...tion-ii-sucks/

You have a 1TiB and 500GiB options (RAID0 and RAID1) - RAID0 makes the overall drive less reliable, and, when one drive fails, you lose all your data. RAID1 provides a pseudo-backup in that you don't lose your data when only one drive fails.

You can probably get cheaper high capacity using software RAID5 (or RAID15) with a lot of second hand drives.
 
  


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