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It's not worth the time to gloat - it's just one of those lessons when you build your own computer - the more complicated or high-end the thing you're trying to do, the more picky you have to be with your hardware. The RAID should still be able to be set up, it's just a precarious thing, so it really wouldn't be worth it as much as just setting once drive to make daily incremental backups to the other drive. Acronis True Image has a great backup function, if this would work for you.

If you're really worried about data, a backup is more valuable than a RAID, RAIDs aren't a backup solution, they are a way to keep your computer running after a hardware issue. RAIDs are more focused on high up-time, not data retention.

And that board just looks like a sloppy clean up job after soldering. If you've got some rubbing alcohol, just use a q-tip/cotton swap, dip it in alcohol, and use it to clean that extra mess off the circuit. All the solder joints looks good, it just wasn't cleaned up properly.

What a coincidence. I was just thinking about getting Acronis.

The reason I went for RAID was because it makes an exact real time copy and backups don't do that. But I'll ne thinking about what solution I'm going to use.

As long as it works I won't do anything to that thing.

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just wondering, why pink?

Not really sure. I guess I just liked the case - color combo.
post #12 of 17
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What a coincidence. I was just thinking about getting Acronis.

The reason I went for RAID was because it makes an exact real time copy and backups don't do that. But I'll ne thinking about what solution I'm going to use.
What I'm trying to say is that it's not really a copy - it's a hot spare. The only thing RAID 1 protects from is hardware failure. If you get a virus, or accidentally delete a file, etc, it provides no protection against that.

If you're worried about your data, you want a nightly/weekly incremental backup. RAIDs are for people who are focused on keeping the computer functional 24/7. And then you run a separate backup based on how important the data on that RAID is.

[edit] For instance; the last server I built was a 5 disk RAID 6, with 3TB of usable storage and a hot spare. This computer would then write a nightly backup to a fireproof 4TB hard drive that had 3" bolts anchoring it to the foundation of the building. The server was supposed to never go down (redundant PSU, and an hour worth of UPSs), and if something went catastrophically wrong, no data could ever be lost. The RAID kept it online, the backup preserved the data no matter what.
Edited by CTRLurself - 6/25/14 at 12:27pm
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post #13 of 17
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Update coming soon!!!

Here is a little teaser!
post #14 of 17
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As promised here's the update.

This is the sleeving I choose.
10 Meters ''purple'' (small) MDPC
20 Meters black (small) MDPC
5 Meters ''purple'' (SATA) MDPC
Plus the necessary heatshrinks.






Time to sleeve! wheee.gif

One of the SATA data cables. (With and without flash).


I'm Pretty satisfied with the result, especially since it was my first time.




As always any Ideas, Suggestions and criticism is always welcome!
post #15 of 17
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Tomorrow will come a new update. I've been really busy getting my old floor out. Friday I'll be too busy putting the new floor in.
But I'll have time tomorrow because my floor needs to dry for 24H.



Here's a little preview from what's coming.
post #16 of 17
Cool build, love the color scheme. Pink looks really good with black.

P.S: Pics of Evo pl0x.
post #17 of 17
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I've got Some bad news. I won't be able to do any work on this build due to a case of Murphy's law.
Everything that could go wrong is going wrong! mad.gif
With just a tiny bid of luck I'll be able to continue Wednesday.

I hope to see you guys then!

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Cool build, love the color scheme. Pink looks really good with black.

P.S: Pics of Evo pl0x.
Thanks
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