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A safe way to back up your important data is do a RAID 1 using 2 same size drives to mirror them together, its safe and for storage and backup can't go wrong with a RAID 1 configuration.

RAID 1 is one way to go, but keep in mind that it's geared more toward protecting from hardware failure. The downside is that if your data is deleted, or compromised by a virus, etc... that is instantly mirrored to the other drive leaving you no chance of recovery unless it's backup somewhere else. smile.gif
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RAID 1 is one way to go, but keep in mind that it's geared more toward protecting from hardware failure. The downside is that if your data is deleted, or compromised by a virus, etc... that is instantly mirrored to the other drive leaving you no chance of recovery unless it's backup somewhere else. smile.gif

That is a really good point, I don't think a RAID1 setup is the way to go for me.
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A safe way to back up your important data is do a RAID 1 using 2 same size drives to mirror them together, its safe and for storage and backup can't go wrong with a RAID 1 configuration.
RAID 1 is not a backup.
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RAID 1 is not a backup.

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If I am going from multiple drives to one drive, then how can I move my programs to the new drive and have them still be operational? They currenlty reside on D, E and F drived and they will most like be pointing to a single D. Does that even matter?
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post #16 of 16
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A safe way to back up your important data is do a RAID 1 using 2 same size drives to mirror them together, its safe and for storage and backup can't go wrong with a RAID 1 configuration.

RAID 1 (and all other RAIDs) is NOT a backup. Any damage done to the primary drive will be mirrored in the other drive. If you accidentally delete a file, the file will be deleted from the mirror. If a file gets corrupted, it will be corrupted in the mirror. If a file gets infected, it will be corrupted in the mirror.
   
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