Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

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kelpdiver Veteran Member • Posts: 4,312
Re: Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

gilliano wrote:

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

Though true (esp the banal 'raid isn't backup' religion here), it sounds like we don't need to spend any more time helping you then.

I'll just note that Amazon isn't going anywhere.  It's more likely to take over the world and kill us all (Skynet) than to go out of business.   Same for Google, MS, Apple.    All are safe cloud storage providers.   At just about 1TB of need, cloud is much more cost effective.   Raid array's value comes when you want reliable and/or faster performing data at sizes greater the typical drive.   Raid 10 means 2x the drive size, which is 20-32TB right now.   Buying that to store 1TB is not great from a value perspective, no matter how many snapshots you do.   2 SSDs would perform better for less.    But your OP didn't really cover the $$ angle.

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