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Can I use a NAS drive as internal desktop backup drive?

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1 minute ago, CKL said:

Is it reliable as I have very important data for my photocopier work ie service manual,firmware

Well they are meant to run 24/7, so yes. 

However make sure that your really important data isn't just backuped on site, but also offsite and/or on an external media that you only plug in for backup purposes (in case your PC gets infected, lightning stroke etc) 

Hi good day to all, I want to know if i can use a NAS drive 4tb as my files and data backup as my internal hdd are running dry. Planning to replace the NAS 4tb with my 1tb desktop drive. Thanks.

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AS long as it is SATA, a hdd is a hdd to Windows, it's all in how you configure it

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Yes ofc you can do that. 

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

AS long as it is SATA, a hdd is a hdd to Windows, it's all in how you configure it

Configure? Like partition? I am just running single drive as backup. Thanks

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Just now, FloRolf said:

Yes ofc you can do that. 

Is it reliable as I have very important data for my photocopier work ie service manual,firmware

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2 minutes ago, CKL said:

Configure? Like partition? I am just running single drive as backup. Thanks

Format (fat32/ntfs/RAID, etc)

Or multiple partitions if needed.

But if it's just a generic backup drive then you will be just fine

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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1 minute ago, CKL said:

Is it reliable as I have very important data for my photocopier work ie service manual,firmware

Well they are meant to run 24/7, so yes. 

However make sure that your really important data isn't just backuped on site, but also offsite and/or on an external media that you only plug in for backup purposes (in case your PC gets infected, lightning stroke etc) 

Gaming HTPC:

R7 1700X - Scythe Big Shuriken 3 - Asus ROG B350-i - Asus GTX 1080 Strix - 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333mhz - Silverstone SX500-LG - 500gb 960 EVO - Fractal Design Node 202 - Samsung 60KS7090 - Logitech G502 - Thrustmaster T500RS - Noblechairs Icon


Desktop PC:
R9 3900X - H100i GTX - Asus Prime X570 Pro - EVGA RTX2060KO - 32gb LPX 3200mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 970 Evo - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Inwin 103 White - Dell U3415W - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 Legendary - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5 - 
250gb 970 Evo (OS) - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

Reviews and Stuff:

GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

Useful Links:
Do you need an AMP/DAC? // Recommended Audio Gear // PSU Tier List 

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Format (fat32/ntfs/RAID, etc)

Or multiple partitions if needed.

But if it's just a generic backup drive then you will be just fine

Thank you so much.

2 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

Well they are meant to run 24/7, so yes. 

However make sure that your really important data isn't just backuped on site, but also offsite and/or on an external media that you only plug in for backup purposes (in case your PC gets infected, lightning stroke etc) 

I see well i am getting it tomorrow thanks.

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