If you needed to store 10 Tbs x 3, how would you?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chambord, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. chambord macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Hi all,

    If you needed to store 10 terrabytes in triplicate, how would you? Would you 3 x whatever cheap way to store it? Or would you have a complicated scheme?
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    More info please. Storing 10TB in triplicate ain't cheap no matter how you look at it. What's your data requirements as far as reliabilty, accessibility, recoverability? Local, off-site, cloud storage requirements?
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    All three compies constantly mounted and on like....like in RAID 1? Of two copies on line and a third off line (and maybe remote) for safety?
  4. Acari macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Pardon my French, but what the **** do you need 10TB for? o_O :apple:
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    This would all depend on budget and the importancey of the data.
    If its mission critical and budget is flexible then I would go for the following:

    Copy 1:
    A 5 bay NAS unit filled with 3TB drives in RAID. Should give around 12TB of useable space after RAID5 configuration.
    Data is accessible remotely if need be.

    Copy 2:
    5 Bay Expansion Unit connected directly to the above.
    Again filled with 5x 3TB drives in RAID5.
    Connected directly via eSATA.
    Backup schedule set so backup runs frequently to keep a local copy of all the data.
    See my YouTube videos and search for the Synology DX510 for a demo.

    Copy 3:
    This needs to be remote in case the above are destroyed by fire etc.
    Another 5 Bay NAS - same unit as in Copy 1.
    Same setup as Copy 1.
    NAS from copy 1 set to automatically backup to the remote NAS.
    This keeps a copy of all data in a seperate location.

    The above is all easily possible using Synology (also probably QNAP) units.
    Again, it's not cheap but you didn't give an idea of budget.

    I've covered a fair bit of this setup in my YouTube channel if you wanted some more ideas etc ;)
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Build 3 file servers.

    Run 3 10TB arrays.

    Have them in different locations.

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