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Does every ready to go RAID solution suck?

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1 hour ago, DCWalt said:

 

redundancy. its sensitive data

You want a back up, not redundancy. Redundancy is about uptime, backups are about keeping data safe. Use two drives, sync them after a job or a set interval.

I need a simple, external raid DAS for video/phot editing and music production. I need it to be small and portable so I'm ok with just a two drive raid. There are products out there like the Oyen Digital MiniPro Dura, LaCie Rugged Raid Shuttle but both have a LOT of complaints about them being difficult to set up and just outright failing after a short time. Going to less portable solutions like the LaCie 2big Dock and the WD My Book Duo, the story sounds about the same. Unreliable.

 

Am i just supposed to buy one and pray?

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1 minute ago, DCWalt said:

I need a simple, external raid DAS for video/phot editing and music production. I need it to be small and portable so I'm ok with just a two drive raid. There are products out there like the Oyen Digital MiniPro Dura, LaCie Rugged Raid Shuttle but both have a LOT of complaints about them being difficult to set up and just outright failing after a short time. Going to less portable solutions like the LaCie 2big Dock and the WD My Book Duo, the story sounds about the same. Unreliable.

 

Am i just supposed to buy one and pray?

Synology is regarded as generally a very solid option. Get a 2 bay synology. 

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1 hour ago, DCWalt said:

I need a simple, external raid DAS for video/phot editing and music production. I need it to be small and portable so I'm ok with just a two drive raid. There are products out there like the Oyen Digital MiniPro Dura, LaCie Rugged Raid Shuttle but both have a LOT of complaints about them being difficult to set up and just outright failing after a short time. Going to less portable solutions like the LaCie 2big Dock and the WD My Book Duo, the story sounds about the same. Unreliable.

 

Am i just supposed to buy one and pray?

Why do you need it to be RAID? If you need it to be portable, why not just a single big drive?

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2 bay Synology work good for me.

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On 5/19/2022 at 4:33 PM, Blue4130 said:

Why do you need it to be RAID? If you need it to be portable, why not just a single big drive?

 

redundancy. its sensitive data

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1 hour ago, DCWalt said:

 

redundancy. its sensitive data

You want a back up, not redundancy. Redundancy is about uptime, backups are about keeping data safe. Use two drives, sync them after a job or a set interval.

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On 5/21/2022 at 4:05 PM, Blue4130 said:

You want a back up, not redundancy. Redundancy is about uptime, backups are about keeping data safe. Use two drives, sync them after a job or a set interval.

 

you realize you can have both right?

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3 hours ago, DCWalt said:

 

you realize you can have both right?

Sure, but when you add portability to the mix, you are asking for disaster. Harddrives are not good at being portable. Now add multiple harddrives together in a box and you get a recipe for the worst to happen.

 

What I would do, get a box like a synology (or diy) for at home/office. Use a single drive (or better yet, an SSD) for on location. Back up important projects to a service like backblaze.

 

If you are dead set on a single device, don't go harddrive based. It will fail.Use something like a qnap TBS-453DX, it's flash based so get around harddrives biggest issue.

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