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bahahaha lachen.gif

That was a backup drive too. Good thing i have an identical drive where i can swap boards.
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If only i had the storage which to do so. If my 1.5T dies i loose quite a few things that, while easily redownloadable, will take at least a month and 1T of bandwidth to get back. I try to keep mental track of all of the things i have downloaded so i can get it all back in the event of a drive failure.

Then you are obviously a data consumer and not a producer, which makes it far less of a nightmare for you to lose it. If you were a musician, photographer, 3D artist, sound engineer, video editor etc. etc. etc. and you couldn't afford to back up your ****, you need to SELL A KIDNEY or prepare to lose years and years of hard work into the nothingness. Really.
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Why are we being told to back up our hard drives?
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Why are we being told to back up our hard drives?
cause if you dont the boogieman is going to get you!
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Ive been considering unRAID or a Raid 5 array for my system. I have ton of space no backups just to spite you

XEB

Whats a good recommendation for a start on this?

Can it have mixed sized drives? Speeds? Does the parity drive matter? Should a cache drive be large or fast? both?
    
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I have a RAID1, two external backups stored in different parts of the house and Google Drive. Nothing short of an apocalypse will destroy my data and at that point I won't need it.
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Google Documents, a Burnt DVD, a Burnt CD, a RAID 1+0 Storage Drive, and a 16GB USB.

Still good advice is good advice.
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Pfft, I've got a 3tb drive that I've created 3 partitions on. I backup partition 1 to part. 2 to part. 3 no less than 3 times a day. Ya, dats how u do it. :cool
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

Ive been considering unRAID or a Raid 5 array for my system. I have ton of space no backups just to spite you
XEB
Whats a good recommendation for a start on this?
Can it have mixed sized drives? Speeds? Does the parity drive matter? Should a cache drive be large or fast? both?

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Pfft, I've got a 3tb drive that I've created 3 partitions on. I backup partition 1 to part. 2 to part. 3 no less than 3 times a day. Ya, dats how u do it. :cool

Bandook, if your drive fails, you will still loose everything. Parititoning the drive will do nothing.

In a RAID 5 it is recommended that you run with all the same drives (such as having 3 drives be all caviar green 1TB). You CAN do different sized drives, but it is not recommended and it is inefficient. There is no "parity" drive in RAID5 as it is distributed parity. The parity info is across all the drives and you loose "one" to parity. The drive is then rebuilt from the data on the other drives if you loose one. But remember, a RAID is not a backup, so make sure you back your stuff up someplace else as well.
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Google Documents, a Burnt DVD, a Burnt CD, a RAID 1+0 Storage Drive, and a 16GB USB.
Still good advice is good advice.
Pfff its the 21'st century. biggrin.gif

DropBox, Ubuntu One, SkyDrive, SpiderOak, Cubby.... = so many different free clouds its almost impossible to lose all your datazzzz

Unless skyn... nah wont go there. ph34r-smiley.gif
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