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Looking to add external large capacity storage for back up

Hey guys, I'm looking to get a hard drive enclosure as well as some decent hard drives. Basically I want it to be set up in RAID and have it separated into two different sections.

Section one will be where I directly put stuff into, and section two will be a clone of section one in case of hard drive failure or anything else that could go wrong. I'm looking to use about 4 to 6 drives total for this, as I will be the only one using it.

I don't really want to get a NAS because I just want it to function like normal external storage via USB or perhaps even ethernet.

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9 minutes ago, Regolith said:

Hey guys, I'm looking to get a hard drive enclosure as well as some decent hard drives. Basically I want it to be set up in RAID and have it separated into two different sections.

Section one will be where I directly put stuff into, and section two will be a clone of section one in case of hard drive failure or anything else that could go wrong. I'm looking to use about 4 to 6 drives total for this, as I will be the only one using it.

I don't really want to get a NAS because I just want it to function like normal external storage via USB or perhaps even ethernet.

You can mount volumes on a NAS as network drives within Windows File Explorer, effectively allowing you to use it as an external USB drive, more or less. This is what I use my Synology NAS for, in addition to being a DLNA and download server. If you still don't want a NAS, the alternative would be a direct attached storage device that connects to a PC using USB 3.0 or USB-C or Thunderbolt.
https://www.amazon.ca/Qnap-TR-004-Type-C-Hardware-Enclosure/dp/B07K4RC7X9/

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