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If you really want to raid your drives with this enclosure you could always try out software raid through windows.
I haven't ever used software raid so can't comment on cons and pros.
Or have a backup program scheduled to backup between your disks.

Would backup require that I have an equal amount of storage for backup as I do for storage? ie if I have 4TB in data, I need 4TB free to backup on?

And if so, is that the benefit of Raid 5, that you only need like, half for backup or something?
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Would backup require that I have an equal amount of storage for backup as I do for storage? ie if I have 4TB in data, I need 4TB free to backup on?
And if so, is that the benefit of Raid 5, that you only need like, half for backup or something?

technically yes tho depends really on how much data you want to back up.. you can add more backup media as you data increases or back up just what is important to you to save space.. plan what yoiu want to back up and you might save yourself some space by smart planning smile.gif

no real benifit to RAID 5 as all RAID arrays should be backed up.. so this being the case RAID offers pretty reliable data integraty so reduces the risk of data loss but it does happen.. this is where you can really just have enough media to back up the most important stuff saving on costs smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 4/23/12 at 1:19pm
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I've got:
3 x 1TB WD Caviar Green disks
1x 2TB WD caviar green disk
2 SSDs (one for windows+drivers ect) and one for games

i HOPEFULLY wont run out of space soon tongue.gif

but i have about 40% left atm tongue.gif
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Would backup require that I have an equal amount of storage for backup as I do for storage? ie if I have 4TB in data, I need 4TB free to backup on?
And if so, is that the benefit of Raid 5, that you only need like, half for backup or something?

Backup will have sort of the pros/cons of Raid1. For 2 disks of data you would need 2 disks for backup. If you could
run Raid5 with 4 disks you could get 3 disks capacity of data.
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I'm thinking the best route is to just check each one by putting it into a desktop, and if their health is good, risk it for another 6-12 months and then check again.

All this planning and money and NAS/ProBoxes, and Raid 5 isn't even fullproof. Not worth it to me, for all that extra money that could be spent just making backups or buying new drives when the health of old ones fail.
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I'm thinking the best route is to just check each one by putting it into a desktop, and if their health is good, risk it for another 6-12 months and then check again.
All this planning and money and NAS/ProBoxes, and Raid 5 isn't even fullproof. Not worth it to me, for all that extra money that could be spent just making backups or buying new drives when the health of old ones fail.

for really sensitive data that you dont want to risk, burn it on to DVDs or blu rays is an option too.. i mean like documents and maybe system images smile.gif
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I'm thinking the best route is to just check each one by putting it into a desktop, and if their health is good, risk it for another 6-12 months and then check again.
All this planning and money and NAS/ProBoxes, and Raid 5 isn't even fullproof. Not worth it to me, for all that extra money that could be spent just making backups or buying new drives when the health of old ones fail.

for really sensitive data that you dont want to risk, burn it on to DVDs or blu rays is an option too.. i mean like documents and maybe system images smile.gif

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Holy crap. Mini seedbox? lol
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