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HDD+SSD Raid 1?

Andrew Sh
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Hi all,

Hope someone has experience with this.
I need a raid1 setup for my photography work for failure safety and I'm looking for a good way to back up my data.

I currently have a dedicated 2TB WD Blue mechanical HDD.


1. Is it possible to add a 500gb SSD as primary storage with the 2TB (i'll partition 500gb out of it) in Raid0 to backup it's contents?
2. Will the mechanical HDD slow down the SSD's write speeds or will the SSD write data and then the HDD can catch up after a couple of minutes?

 

Thanks in advance all

 

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You don't backup anything with Raid0. Raid0 makes things just twice as vulnerable. 

 

Use SSD caching instead (really only for smaller SSDs to speed up the hdd) or use them both separately (to Backup the ssd onto the hdd). 

 

If you wanna go full fail safety you are better off with 1 or 2 external HDDs that you backup to every week. 

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5 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

You don't backup anything with Raid0. Raid0 makes things just twice as vulnerable. 

 

Use SSD caching instead (really only for smaller SSDs to speed up the hdd) or use them both separately (to Backup the ssd onto the hdd). 

 

If you wanna go full fail safety you are better off with 1 or 2 external HDDs that you backup to every week. 

Sorry you're right. I meant Raid1, disk mirroring.

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Just now, Andrew Sh said:

Sorry you're right. I meant Raid1, disk mirroring.

Still not a good solution imho. You are better off doing regular external and independent backups than setting up something simple as a Raid1. 

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

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19 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

Still not a good solution imho. You are better off doing regular external and independent backups than setting up something simple as a Raid1. 

Was considering an external aswell since that protects it from any electrical fault in the PC too,
Found well priced 2tb external WD hdd which comes with automatic backup software that I can set to backup every 2-3 days.
Sounds like a decent solution.

I'll have local, external and cloud backups.

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