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AuthorSubject: RAID question   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Scott Indermaur
Posted on Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:41 PM

OK.. I have followed the RAID threads and am just way confused now...

I currently have a G5 dual and 5 Lacie firewire HD. Ranging from 120gb to 250gb. I backup all assignments on CD/DVDs and store them off premise. That is my simple solution. When I fill up a hard drive, I buy a new one.

But as we all learn these 1ds files really add up.

So, a RAID system looks slick and I think the solution. But it's 4x as much as buying lacies and I love the fact that each Lacie has its own plug I need to find an outlet for. Next office is going to have 100 electrical outlets. If I was to buy about a 1gb of lacie hard drives and another 1gb of lacie hard drives to store off premise, it's still about 2x for a raid system.

I was also told that Lacie does do not recommend storing their hard drives as a off premise backup. Don't know if that is a not being used and freezing up issue or a reliability issue.

If I understand this right, I can setup my external firewire hard drives as a RAID system. Is that true? Any +'s or -'s?

Can someone shed some more detailed light for me. Or am I doing the right thing.

I realize RAID systems are faster, more reliable and if one drive goes down all the info is still there.

I have had all 5 hard drives go down on me recently. Luckily 4 were repairable and the 5th I was able to recover the info before shipping it to be replaced. Which reminds me how nice it is I have backups. But also reminds me how many days it would take to recover a hard drive. That is alot of CDs and DVDs.


Thanks

:)

Scott Indermaur
http://www.siphotography.com


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