Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/19

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Subject: [Leica] World of pain
From: red735i at (red735i at
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:34:13 -0400 (EDT)

I know that everyone loves the concept of Raid Arrays....

But a simple question.....

Why use RAID HDD?  Why not simply buy a "few" external USB/Firwire HDD and 
every night arrange for them to make incremental backups automatically?   
They are available up to 2TB, cost about $100-200 each, and seem to be as 
reliable as in-computer HDD.

Use 3 of them.. with every day another drive gets backed up, the other 2 
being 1 or 2 days old in you have a laddered backup strategy, 
and quadruple redundancy.


Frank, desperately grasping over the issue himself.....

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