Is zfs pool with none RAIDz more dangerous than ext4?

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I want to create a pool with two hard disks, I want to get as much space as possible, so I setted "raid level" to "Single Disk".
Is is more dangerous than ext4?

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The nice part of ZFS is that it will report to you when files are corrupted. Ext4 will silently give you the wrong bytes, which you might not notice until all your backups also contain the corrupted files. IMHO: ZFS single-drive is safer (and has more overhead) than ext4.
 
Also keep in mind that this is basically a raid0. So losing one disk and all data is gone. So 2x small disks in a raid0 is less relianbe than 1x big disk,
 

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