Is RAID 1 my only option here?

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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    Basically I've got 2 hard drives with all my documents, images, music etc. on that I currently manually update to keep them the same, it's getting tiring to always make sure they are the same now. Is raid 1 the only way to automatically keep them exact copies?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    RAID != backup. You accidently delete a file on one drive, it gets deleted at the exact same moment with RAID. A file gets corrupted, it gets corrupted on both drives.
     
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    why raid?

    why not just use a backup program?

    google syncback........it's free and works well.
     
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    I thought raid 0 caused both files to be lost if one got corrupted and raid 1 did not. Looking at synctoy and syncback.
     
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    Cheers guys. Using microsoft sync toy. Works just the way I want it to.
     
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    nope. raid 1 provides data redundancy and raid 0 doesn't. if a file is deleted or corrupted it will be lost in either, the advantage of raid 1 is that if a hard drive fails you still have an exact copy of your data, whereas if a drive fails in raid 0 you lose it all.
     
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    so if you delete a file on one does it get deleted on both?

    is that really what you want?
     

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