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Windows 7: Raid 1 ?

21 Jul 2010   #11

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
RAID 1 can be considered a backup against a faulty hard drive, that's all I am saying.
RAID 1 can save you in the 1 and only 1 instance that a hard drive fails. That is true. As a server admin for a living, I never utilize the terms RAID and backup to be interchangeable in any way. They are very different concepts. While you do understand this...other's don't.
I do now, thanks to this thread, may adjust plans to improve safety of all data.

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21 Jul 2010   #12

Win7 x64 Ult

I have a Rosewill ext HD case - eSATA - has an adapter to install in rear of case to allow drive to be plugged in to an internal SATA port.

If I got another one of these and used the 2 cases with the adapters, WD HDs, could I build the RAID 1 with these 2 drives?

This would keep the drives out of the case, on their own power supplies, and should the machine blow up, they'd be safe.
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21 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You could do that. But honestly, if I had 2 external drives (which I do), I would setup something like robocopy to sync data between my internal hard drive to the external drives on a regular basis and I would be sure to keep 1 offsite at all times and just rotate the one which is offsite back and keep the backups of the data current. That's pretty much exactly what I do.

Since robocopy just copies files that have changed since the last backup...the subsequent backups usually finish in about 2 minutes or less.
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21 Jul 2010   #14

Win7 x64 Ult

If possible, I'd like to keep the spinners out side the case and just have the 4 SSDs in the case. No good logical reason for this other than "I want".

I have an eSATA port in the back I could add another external drive to in the future to make use of the robocopy idea.

In my case, it is my personal computer and there is nothing on it that isn't replaceable. I also have a laptop for another back up source for my data.

I just like these project for "learning experiences".

Thanks for all your help.
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