Originally Posted by Kreij
No, corruption is not that common although it does happen.
I have 2x320GB drives in RAID0 on my main rig and back it up to a NAS that is 2x320GB in RAID0.
I only back up what I care about and since it resides on both system either could fail and I would still have my data.
If the NAS fails there is the possibility of it corrupting the drives, which would suck if you have no back up.
Remember gents, I'm an IT Manager so backups are high on my list of things to absolutely have.
I manage backups at work myself. But for myself, its hard to justify the cost. I have a mix of media, personal data and steam games that adds to a little over 3tb on my NAS. I spent $960 on the NAS with 4 drives just a couple months back. I could get an external 3 or 4tb drive for a reasonable price and copy that stuff. but if my data gets bigger than that, would effecitively need another nas or USB storage unit to hold it. just a fair bit of money to spend on these small what-if scenarios.
its not like enterprise usage scenarios where theyre being constantly hammered by I/O requests. so chance of corruption/failure is less. but its always what-if