Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

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OP gilliano Regular Member • Posts: 106
Re: Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

Billiam29 wrote:

Perhaps you could clarify your concerns a bit further. You mention that you “…do not want to use a dead end like and external HD for any kind of long term storage” but your inquiry is about RAID systems which are composed of exactly that, external hard drives.

I'm concerned about a single external hard drive failing, particularly with no warning. As we all should be! It does happen fairly often.

A RAID is an array of hard drives with automatic multiple backups and the ones I'm familiar with have built in checks and warnings of impending failure for each individual drive in the array. It's a much more robust storage and backup system. However I know nothing about smaller affordable at-home RAIDs that I've found online, only big commercial types and so I'd like some input from those who are on good buys, personal experience, practical tips etc.

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