LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle User Manual
LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle User Manual

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Manage RAID

RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks. RAID contains the word array, and the two terms are often used interchangably. An array is a combination of two or more physical disks that are presented to the operating system as a single device.

Disks are combined into different RAID configurations known as RAID levels. The RAID level you choose depends on which storage attributes are most important to you:

Capacity The total amount of data you can store.
Performance The speed at which data is copied.
Protection The number of disks that can fail before data is lost.

Your LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle can be configured as RAID 0 or RAID 1. Each RAID level has its own advantages:

RAID levelCapacityProtectionSpeedFactory default
RAID 0 100% None Excellent Yes
RAID 1 50% Excellent Good No
 NoteRugged RAID Shuttle uses Seagate Secure encryption, which does not support a JBOD configuration.

Comprehensive RAID management

You can manage RAID levels and formatting using LaCie RAID Manager, a comprehensive tool for all of your RAID-compatible devices.