What's Best for Backups: External Hard Drives or Remote Backup Service

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
kelpdiver Senior Member • Posts: 2,681
Re: What's Best for Backups: External Hard Drives or Remote Backup Service

uuronl wrote:

I have a build like this on an old PC with 6 SATA ports. One has a 500GB system drive for Ubuntu linux, and then 5 2TB drives in the remaining 5 SATA ports. One of the 5 is for parity, so the total capacity is 8TB and it can survive the failure of any 1 drive. If one fails, pull it out, slap a new one in and the array rebuilds automatically.

have you had to test that theory out yet in a real event? RAID5 has a nasty habit of losing a second drive during the rebuild.

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow