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Re: [vox-tech] Raid Question



On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 10:12:00AM -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 09:11:33PM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote:
> > So, I'm looking at some new hard drives to increase my storage capacity 
> > and I'm having trouble deciding if I should raid 1 or not.
> > Basically my options for the price are 2x250GB Sata hardware raid or a 
> > single 400 or 500 GB. It's seems fairly straightforward to setup 
> > hardware raids, and I've done it before with linux are there any gotchas 
> > anyone can think of or any disadvantages to what I'm thinking. With 2 
> > drives I'll still have 1 Sata port open on my Mobo for something else 
> > later. For that matter should I worry that much, and just get a single 
> > big drive. At this point the basic issue is that my digital photography 
> > and digital music are competing for what space I have left and I don't 
> > have a backup of either.
> > 
> 
> Often what kills one drive can kill another. It seems today that drives
> rarely fail if they have the proper running conditions. I prefer storage
> on another machine or something detached. Here are some options I would
> consider.
> 
> The NSLU2 runs linux and lots of people hack it!
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/73de/
> 
> http://www.nslu2-linux.org/

Not to mention backing up your GNU/Linux box.
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/BackupYourLinuxBox

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Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/
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