1TB Lacie d2 Quadra vs WD Home Edition; Chain disks/mirroring
1) I narrowed down my choices for an external disk to the above two.
I need a faster then USB2 interface to both PC and MAC. These two have both eSata and Firewire:
Lacie has both 400 & 800, WD only 400 and doesn't have an eSata cable nor on/off switch.
The WD is lighter, a little smaller and cheaper.
My main concern is the disk reliability.
What is your experience and knowledge of these two particular models?
Is there a survey of the nature of Consumer Report for Hard (external) drives?
2) For the purpose of chaining disks, is it an advantage to have identical disks?
I believe that for mirroring identical disks are recommended?