yes, that is correct. but am I not understanding RAID 1? yes, the data will live in ONE place, but it will be having a 100% backup, in case one drive fails.#2 - Currently, your data lives in two places, HDD #1 and HDD #2.
HDD #1 is your working drive, and HDD # 2 is the backup of that. Correct?
You wish to make a RAID 1 out of these.
So then your data lives in ONE place.
(there are multiple ways to duplicate (actual backup!) between HDD #1 and HDD #2, that don't involve a RAID 1)
i mean technically, i only see it as 1 file, but say if the HDD#1 dies, the file will still be there on HDD#2. correct? sure, i can copy files i want to another external drive to bring it elsewhere. but in theory. the files are all backed up in a MIRRORED way (i.e. HDD1 and HDD2). i just cannot move the drives neither can i move the files between them, since they are mirrored.