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What is safer for Data Storage? Not for boot or gaming. Just storage.

WDC Blue or WDC Black? Green out of the question right now.
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Safer? Put 2x WD Black drives in RAID 1 and back your files onto DVDs every couple of months. I don't think Blue drives are any less "safe" they are just not as fast or RAID friendly.
 
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i use black and blues but would have to say black since i have had a WD blue die on me after a year.
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Safer? Put 2x WD Black drives in RAID 1 and back your files onto DVDs every couple of months. I don't think Blue drives are any less "safe" they are just not as fast or RAID friendly.

whistle.gif

It takes a lot of DVD's to equal a terabyte of data.
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It takes a lot of DVD's to equal a terabyte of data.

I know. I just backed up my server a few days ago. But if my drives fail, I have an archival backup. There is a good guide in the storage section, I think, on how to back up files.
Edited by Eiko - 2/6/13 at 7:28pm
 
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offsite storage, or cloud.
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offsite storage, or cloud.
Another good option, for as long as your internet works. But if you need your files while the network is down, you don't want that to be your -only- option. But even if your entire house is gone, data stored offsite should be safe.
 
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Well in terms of just drives no cloud since internet here is really horrible!

Let's put the Green's in the pictures again.

So it would go like...

WD RED
WD ?
WD ?
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offsite storage, or cloud.
Another good option, for as long as your internet works. But if you need your files while the network is down, you don't want that to be your -only- option. But even if your entire house is gone, data stored offsite should be safe.

so true to both of you thumb.gif yes it is important to maintain a back up solution for your data, especially important data you dont want to lose. i like storing mine locally on my rig's, then a NAS, and offsite with symform cloud.
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post

Well in terms of just drives no cloud since internet here is really horrible!

Let's put the Green's in the pictures again.

So it would go like...

WD RED
WD Black
WD Blue
WD Green

although can be used as a singlular drive, RED's are good for consumer RAID enviroments as well as WDC RE4's tho RE4's are also good for enterprise RAID configs too.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
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1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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