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    When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?
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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion View Post
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    Is the raid 1 actually good for home use. It will have farm data that is important. Would it be just as good to have two hard drives and do regular backups to it and once in awhile to backup to dvd.
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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    personally, i couldnt be bothered with the hassle of setting up a raid 1 and i would just back up a single disk regularly. must be some bigass farm you got for a raid setup to be even thought about mate :)
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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    If you are only after redundancy, then get yourself an external drive and back up your vital data regularly. While RAID1 does offer the backup capability you are aiming for, if the array dies then you can sometimes have a difficult time getting your data back. An external drive allows you to do normal backups on a regular basis and then lets you store the important data seperate from the computer for true redundancy. And yes, backing up to DVD is still a good idea.
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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    Read this: http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorials/RAID.htm

    i would suggest raid 0 for better performance and just do regular backups instead of going with raid 1 and losing 50% of my disk space...

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    Everything I have read about raid 0 says it is the most volitale of all. The little performance gain is not worth the risk as all the experts have told me.
    After doing a lot more reading on the subject I have come to the conclusion that raid 1 is not all that safe and there are still issues that can cause you to lose your info. The safest to me is to have two hard drives and a seperate backup partition and also back up to dvd. What is the best backup software out there?
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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    the best - probably veritas - hope you've got lots of $$$$

    however I'd just use the backup available in windows and set it to regular backups to the other HD

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    Default Re: When setting up raid 1 do can you use sata drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by VzjrZ View Post
    Read this: http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorials/RAID.htm

    i would suggest raid 0 for better performance and just do regular backups instead of going with raid 1 and losing 50% of my disk space...
    Or, you could go with RAID 1 and cut the chance of failure in half, rather than doubling it. The performance difference is almost unnoticeable. Hard drive failure is inevitable, and very noticeable.
    Last edited by Yawgm0th; 12-15-2006 at 01:57 PM.

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