External RAID storage?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by steffi, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't need video editing or anything just a reliable place to dump files with redundancy.
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    It's hard to beat OWC's RAID solutions. Visit their website at www.macsales.com, they specialize in Macs and everything they sell works well and is competitively priced.
     
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Backup redundancy is several backup drives "Not" in Raid - i.e. not connected together.
    Raid 1 is nice for copies when all is well, but it can also copy a bad problem across the set.

    Here's a thought - one of many on the subject
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/the-3-2-1-backup-strategy/
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    I have been successfully using an Onnto DataTale quad interface, and now I have bought the USB3 version.

    These can be had for a very good price, but not from many places. There's also a more expensive TB version, but still very competitive.

    I chose them because they support 1+0, can be flexibly configured as multiple volumes, and can be managed by software, and a reconfiguration password set (I avoid RAID enclosures that are only managed by buttons).

    I think the speed is OK.

    What you will not be able to do is grow a volume after it has been created. For this you need something a lot more expensive, like Areca.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I have one of these which I populated with 4 x 3TB HGST Deskstar NAS HDDs to give me a RAID5 volume of 9TB. These are G-Tech (part of HGST) brand and work very well. You can put up to 4 x 6TB into them, giving you up to 18TB in RAID5 storage. Bear in mind, you need to put 4 drives of the exact same make/size in them.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/MISC/0G033S2TB0GB/
     

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