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Id suggest internal RAID 1, auto backup
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#2 for sure. All I care about are my family pics, videos, and a couple of my business docs. Every month I copy all those files over and place my enclosure in a safe deposit box at the bank.
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Id suggest internal RAID 1, auto backup
RAID 1 is not a backup, it's more like on-site synchronisation. Whatever happens on one drive immediately happens on the mirror.

Hence, RAID 1 does not protect against malware, viruses or accidental deletions. Proper back ups are copies made which are separate from the system being backed up, archived by date and preferably taken off-site.
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Pretty sure OP should listen to a guy with "parity" in his name.
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Id suggest internal RAID 1, auto backup
automatically backup all files, so when i corrupt or destroy a file accidentally by overwriting it i'm screwed...

mirrors don't offer any virus, theft or fire protection... good backup software also offers revision backups...

Offsite backups are best practice.
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automatically backup all files, so when i corrupt or destroy a file accidentally by overwriting it i'm screwed...

mirrors don't offer any virus, theft or fire protection... good backup software also offers revision backups...

Offsite backups are best practice.
Incremental...

If yer worried about theft then go offsite. Dig a hole in yer back yard and drop a yearly copy in it, seriously. Though you don't have to go that crazy, just stick a copy of whatever in a fireproof case in your shed.
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