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Windows 7: Reflections on RAID 1 for Win 7

28 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Louisaz View Post
Hmmm...Robocopy. Let me look into that. I like the idea of automated backup so that the when the primary HDD fails (which it will eventually do) you have CYA and your redundant HDD is current.
I've lost quite a number of hard drives at work, but honestly don't ever recall a home personal hard drive ever flat out crashing and being dead. I've lost a few files, or gotten a few errors...but that's about it. I've been very lucky.

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28 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I have lost HDDs at the office and at home. If you don't have a cloned HDD to replace the dead puppy, you're facing many, MANY hours of replacement and reloading software. It's madness not to have a cloned primary HDD and a current backup of all data files. Been there; done that. Never again. NEVER!
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28 Sep 2010   #13
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An image stored on external can be reimaged to any HD in 15 minutes by booting from the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD. For many, this is more practical than keeping a cloned HD. I keep the backup images for seven home computer on one external HD, along with the latest files backed up monthly in each computer's folder.
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28 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Very clever...
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