i want to create a mobile raid 1 using my dell mini 9 netbook running ubuntu 10.10.
i have been reading up on how to do it here...
and i am ready to get started. (this is my first raid)
the first thing i need to do is identify a pair of portable usb drives for this purpose. i propose to use two 1tb drives plugged into the usb ports on the mini 9.
i have been shopping for these disks locally and on the web. i want to make absolutely sure there will be no problems removing oem partitions and so-forth on the new portable drives during set up for their new purpose.
there is allot discussion in some forums here of difficulty using wd drives of this type with linux as they have some partition for windows that is difficult to remove. subsequently my question is..
is there another 1tb usb portable disk that can serve this purpose without the difficulty reported by users of the wd 1tb "essential" usb drive?
my second question is am i misguided in trying to implement this project?
i think it can be done in an elegant way if i can just find the right drives.