Hi orac7000 just a quick note that RAID 0 is actually "AID". Eg NO REDUNDANCY Purely striped data across multiple drives. If one of the drives in the array fails you loose the whole array.orac7000 wrote: I decided that the redundancy of RAID 0 looked like an attractive solution.
In a loose theoretical sense it gives you twice the IO speed but double the chance of failure.
Best to go for RAID 1 (disks are a mirror of each other) or RAID5 (stripped across multiple disks but with parity) if >2 drives are to be used.
Hmm $6 AUD for some unknown 3rd party to look after my important and confidential files. Not sure that's a winner for me.
A little known about (free) utility is Robocopy (warning it is a command line based tool ) which can be used to copy/sync/mirror data between locations.
Great thing is it only copies files that have changed since the last copy, so for say gigs of photos & docs it only transfers new/changed files so is very quick. It has many other advanced options than can also be used.
A batch script using robocopy syncs my important files from C: to D: to E: and then across to C: and D: on my other PC (what me paranoid ) with a handful of DVD DL used for offsite backups.
I also use this Robocopy to keep secondary offsite backups of 100's of gigs stored on servers across the asia pacific region. Where it is perfect for syncing back to the data center over quite slow WAN links.
JUST BE CAREFUL - If you use this util I am in no way responsible if you make a mistake