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hate to say it but BACK YOUR STUFF UP! /rant

backups saved my ass when one of my WD blacks in my main pc failed a few months ago and was out for RMA, i stuck a temporary 500GB blue in and ran my acronis image over onto it with 465GB of data on it.
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post #272 of 421
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hate to say it but BACK YOUR STUFF UP! /rant

backups saved my ass when one of my WD blacks in my main pc failed a few months ago and was out for RMA, i stuck a temporary 500GB blue in and ran my acronis image over onto it with 465GB of data on it.

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Anyone who keeps important photos, or any important personal data, on a hard drive is dumb. Period. RAID at home is for people who pirate movies and shows. It's good enough.

A controller on its way out is only going to corrupt stuff that's being written. It won't corrupt existing data, and it's easy to spot.

A rack mount server full of hard drives is heavier than 40-50 lbs. Twice that, and no one is going to bother stealing someone's movie archive. Even so, guard anything you value with your own life, or anyone with a brain can easily argue that it's really not that valuable to you. I fail to see what this has to do with a backup. What home user is going to build an off-site backup solution that is still their property? How are they going to transfer all of that data?

Yes, photos are girly. If your mind is not good enough to remember important people who died, you need to go live in a retirement home or put down the bong.

Yep, period.

Your subjective reality != everyone else's reality.

1) Where would you keep a TB of important data? Actually, keeping ANY easily replaceable data on a hard drive is not advised. HDDs will fail. What does pirating have to do with RAID? JBOD or SPAN can store movies as well.

2) How is a controller with silent errors easy to spot?

3) If thief found a server rack full of HDDs, wouldn't you think they would want the HDDs themselves regardless of what is on them? HDDs go for $50 a pop.... In the real-world, you cannot be on guard against every possibility always. This is why insurance and backups/archives exist. A home user can purchase off-site backup for $5/month for a few vendors.

4) Is being a girl bad or something? Do you travel much? Very very very few people have eidetic memory. This is why people keep souveigners and photos.... I don't know about you but this would be considered NORMAL. Not having any photos of important things in your life is generally considered NOT normal.


Your opinions are far for "period". They are based on a narrow, self-centered world view and you refuse to listen to people who have valid/supported/proven reasoning.
Edited by DuckieHo - 8/1/13 at 2:15pm
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where am i supposed to back up around 1tb of data tongue.gif, on the only hard drive i have? xD
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Anyone who keeps important photos, or any important personal data, on a hard drive is dumb. Period. RAID at home is for people who pirate movies and shows. It's good enough.

A controller on its way out is only going to corrupt stuff that's being written. It won't corrupt existing data, and it's easy to spot.

A rack mount server full of hard drives is heavier than 40-50 lbs. Twice that, and no one is going to bother stealing someone's movie archive. Even so, guard anything you value with your own life, or anyone with a brain can easily argue that it's really not that valuable to you. I fail to see what this has to do with a backup. What home user is going to build an off-site backup solution that is still their property? How are they going to transfer all of that data?

Yes, photos are girly. If your mind is not good enough to remember important people who died, you need to go live in a retirement home or put down the bong.

Yep, period.

Your subjective reality != everyone else's reality.

1) Where would you keep a TB of important data? Actually, keeping ANY easily replaceable data on a hard drive is not advised. HDDs will fail. What does pirating have to do with RAID? JBOD or SPAN can store movies as well.

2) How is a controller with silent errors easy to spot?

3) If thief found a server rack full of HDDs, wouldn't you think they would want the HDDs themselves regardless of what is on them? HDDs go for $50 a pop.... In the real-world, you cannot be on guard against every possibility always. This is why insurance and backups/archives exist. A home user can purchase off-site backup for $5/month for a few vendors.

4) Is being a girl bad or something? Do you travel much? Very very very few people have eidetic memory. This is why people keep souveigners and photos.... I don't know about you but this would be considered NORMAL. Not having any photos of important things in your life is generally considered NOT normal.


Your opinions are far for "period". They are based on a narrow, self-centered world view and you refuse to listen to people who have valid/supported/proven reasoning.
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Ah, the days when a cd could easily backup all the personal files on my pc. I miss those does almost not really at all though.
I have to agree with OP: Always backup anything you can't replace easily. Always. Back it up twice if you really care about it. I don't know how many times I've had to mess with failing HDDs just to save some baby/family photos because the user was too lazy to make a backup ever. It's much easier to burn a dvd/bluray once in a while than to give your HDD to someone and HOPE they manage to save something.... Also much cheaper!
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where am i supposed to back up around 1tb of data tongue.gif, on the only hard drive i have? xD

Buy another hard drive.
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Buy another hard drive.

In case someone feels this is a flip answer, it actually is the best solution. Buying two more and keeping one offsite or buying one and getting a cloud backup service such as Carbonite would be even better.
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Anyone who keeps important photos, or any important personal data, on a hard drive is dumb. Period.
Then what are you? You are telling me you have nothing on a hard drive what so ever? What about your logins to sites? Your usernames and passwords are on hard drives in a database...Your banking information is on a hard drive, is the bank dumb for having it on one? You then have no use for PCs? Why are you even here commenting then?
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RAID at home is for people who pirate movies and shows. It's good enough.
In your opinion RAID is for that. Like stated multiple times. Your opinion != fact. PERIOD! biggrin.gif
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A controller on its way out is only going to corrupt stuff that's being written. It won't corrupt existing data, and it's easy to spot.
It is not easy to spot all the time, even so, you still need a backup if the data was corrupted beyond repair...
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A rack mount server full of hard drives is heavier than 40-50 lbs.
Dude, I know how much servers and racks can weigh. Stealing heavy items is not hard. Just because you don't have the strong physique to move or carry heavy items, it does not mean others can't.
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Twice that, and no one is going to bother stealing someone's movie archive.
100lbs is not that heavy, moving something 500lbs would only take me and a friend just a few mins to move out of a house into a van and drive away.

People don't steal PCs for the data on them, 90% of the time it is for the hardware value on the streets. A PC is simply more easy $ for a thief.
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Even so, guard anything you value with your own life, or anyone with a brain can easily argue that it's really not that valuable to you. I fail to see what this has to do with a backup.
IDK, you are the one going on about how RAID is a backup solution while everyone else has stated otherwise.
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What home user is going to build an off-site backup solution that is still their property?
IDK, anyone who wants to. All you need to do is leave a HDD in another family members house, that is the cheapest independent off site backup solution.
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How are they going to transfer all of that data?
Plug the drive into their PC when they want to backup....you can also set up SFTP or similar...
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Yes, photos are girly.
So you would not appreciate any of your families photos? Not even a pic of your parents or grandparents after they pass? Or maybe your child's birth or accomplishments? Basically you seem to be not of the norm. Also, what is wrong with girls being girly? I love it when women are girly, I'd rather have a girl who acts like a girl than one who acts like a man. lol
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If your mind is not good enough to remember important people who died, you need to go live in a retirement home or put down the bong. Yep, period.
What does ones choosing to keep photos to bring back memories years later and share with friends and family have to do with need to go to a retirement home?

You have no good arguments to backup your viewpoint, only shallow and weak opinions.
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Anyone who keeps important photos, or any important personal data, on a hard drive is dumb. Period. RAID at home is for people who pirate movies and shows. It's good enough.

A controller on its way out is only going to corrupt stuff that's being written. It won't corrupt existing data, and it's easy to spot.

A rack mount server full of hard drives is heavier than 40-50 lbs. Twice that, and no one is going to bother stealing someone's movie archive. Even so, guard anything you value with your own life, or anyone with a brain can easily argue that it's really not that valuable to you. I fail to see what this has to do with a backup. What home user is going to build an off-site backup solution that is still their property? How are they going to transfer all of that data?

Yes, photos are girly. If your mind is not good enough to remember important people who died, you need to go live in a retirement home or put down the bong.

Yep, period.

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