Best Raid with my hardware

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  1. dilbert4life macrumors regular

    dilbert4life

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    #1
    I have 4 1TB SATA hard drives. I want to do some data backup, so mirroring is a must. (You would want to backup too if you just spent $1500 on recovering data from a 750GB that you dropped which contained pretty much the only copy of all your work for the past 10 years.:eek: )

    So, I am thinking, there are a couple options. Would you:

    (btw - sorry, but I don't know the Raid numbering scheme.:))

    a. Create a Raid in which I do a stripe across 2 drives, and then mirror that, ending up with somewhere around 1.7 TB of space, but high band-width.

    b. Create 2 separate mirrored raid disks sets.

    c. (Insert your opinion here.)

    Thanks all.:apple:
     
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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  3. dilbert4life thread starter macrumors regular

    dilbert4life

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    I just wiki-ed it, and that sounds like the plan. It even gives for an example exactly what I wanted to do. Suppose I probably could have done that before.:apple:

     
  4. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    now the only thing to do is find a raid box! I would suggest a gigabit NAS.
    edit- but they are not cheap.
     
  5. djellison macrumors 68020

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    But be aware, a Raid 5 array is tolerant to a single drive failing - but it's not tolerant to something corrupting that file system - so you still need a full backup elsewhere.
     

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