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 ??

a_c_skinner wrote:

I'm happy with a Synology Diskstation NAS. I make backups of it to USB disks attached to the NAS directly. I've four copies of all the data with two off site. The NAS has copy and backup options built in.

You don't need RAID, which isn't about data security, it is about continuous availability.

The lower end Diskstations are about £100.

Thats similar to what I'm going with but I will back up off site automatically and will run RAID 1 on a dual bay NAS to prevent data loss in case of a drive failure locally. Continuous availability is pretty important to me.

Lots of bizarre answers here regarding storage and backup (and some good recs too, thanks!). Recommend anyone else looking for specifics on consumer level equipment go to stackexchange instead of this site. Got some great info there including on which drives to choose for the NAS and actual networking layouts for speed and efficency

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