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Old May 5, 2013, 06:45 PM
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enterprise drives die just as easily as regular drives... they just have longer warranties.

if you are serious about your backups and don't mind spending a reasonable dollar a real backup program (Acronis Home for example) tied with an external USB drive would be my recommendation. An internal drive will be quicker and all, but the external USB drive will protect you from more outage scenarios (PSU shorts out and fries everything in your tower as a real world example). A backup program like Acronis should help you restore your data to different hardware better than Windows Backup will (if this turns into your outage scenario)... plus it will give you better options for controlling your data retention (how long a backup will hang around on your USB before being over-written, etc.).

RAID is not a backup... it's an up time solution. Never saw an "undelete" option in a raid card control panel... laffff
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