Can I use this with only 1 HDD inside?

Thinking of using this as a Time Machine backup, but with only 1 x 3TB hard drive inside at any one time. Basically, I want to have one backup onsite and one backup offsite, rotated weekly.

Is this possible?

Will the LaCie 2big operate with just 1 HDD inside, or does it always need 2 inside to function?

  • Asked by Peter W from Oatley
  • Feb 24, 2014
LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable

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    Yes, but first you will need to use Disk Utility to unformat the RAID, and format the 2big as 2 independent drives inside the chassis. Once you do this, each drive is independent, and you can use 1 or the other, or both independently.

    You'll also get the performance of an individual hard drive which will be approx 150-190MB/sec.

    • Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
    • Feb 28, 2014