Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

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Katamax
Katamax Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

Billiam29 wrote:

No RAID configurations offer backups. Full stop.

+1 !!!

RAID is something an air-line online reservation system needs. Hundreds of field connections in all time-zones, each minute of downtime costs more that the total disk storage and processor power. For the rest of us, available/affordable disk capacity should be organized in a well thought our, multi-location grandfather-father-son scheme.

And not knowing what is meant by "long term" in this particular case, IMHO, with the volume mentioned in OP  there is no alternative to the regularly refreshed hard drives in your physical possession. If "long-term" implies your children and grandchildren, their motivation is the weakest link.

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