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- August 7, 2009 at 11:01 am #296771Yeo, Wee HanMember
Yes Hwee Boon, I read about Ej’s issues when he posted in the forum. The prob is it was a RAID 5 and any hdd that goes bonkers need to be rebuilt. RAID 1 is diff, you have 2 physical copies in both hdds so no rebuilding of data is needed. He also mentioned in his posting that if he had gone the RAID 1 route, he would not have this much of a headache.
Of course, having a UPS and a surge protector will be great and advisable. I have been using the surge protectors for years and no issues. UPS….still thinking but will be needed sooner or later as a prevention.
HanAugust 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm #296990Quek, San Huat AnthonyMember
Great! If you have less than 450GB worth of data to backup, I would rec setting the entire drive to RAID 1. The WD package should come with the software to enable this.
Han, I started shooting macro about 2 years ago and I just kept all my image files in my desktop computer (250gb). As it grew bigger, I began storing the rest in my notebook (320Gb) which also reached it maximum capacity recently. That was actually the main reason why I decided to get a 1TB external disk hoping to act as a backup of all my RAW files and allowing me to delete those really scappy ones in my destop and notebook to free some space there. So, for the time being, I was thinking of adopting the easy approach of just straight copying of files over like PTLee does. I am still not familiar with RAID method and I’d readup to understand more. Thanks for your suggestion
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