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Windows 7: Raid 5

27 May 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
...Yes, I could have them installed as individual drives and spread the data over them individually, but if one of them goes down, the data is lost more than likely...
That is why you need frequent backups. RAIDs with parity are to ensure continuous operation without loss of data if a drive in the RAID should fail while in use. For most home users, a shutdown due to a disk failure would just be an inconvenience as long as the data is properly backed up. RAID will not protect your data if your HDDs all fail due to a virus, PSU failure, fire, theft, user error (we all have our Murphy moments), etc. For that kind of protection, redundant backups kept both onsite (but not connected to the computer) and offsite are essential. Backing up a RAID requires the backup be on a single volume which requires a RAID box of some sort. It is much simpler and less expensive to backup individual HDDs than RAIDed ones.


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28 May 2013   #12
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I will eventually expand this array to 4x4TB drives in RAID5, I just happen to have 3 of them now
You can't expand a raid5 array! You have to:
  1. Backup
  2. Destroy raid5 array
  3. Make raid5 array again
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