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Software Alternative to RAID 1?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by BloodTotal, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. BloodTotal

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    My idea was to run 2 SSDs in RAID 1. I wanted all of the data to be duplicated. But 2 SSDs are expensive.

    I was thinking of running only 1 SSD, and backing it up as an image every week. That way, if anything happened, I could just restore the image, and effectively roll back to last week.

    Then comes the issue of what to backup. I guess I would backup documents and game saves manually.

    This would effectively give me 99% data duplication.

    Is there something better that I can do? W1zard, in an earlier thread that I made, you mentioned using software RAID type solutions. What are the awesome software RAID type solutions, and how do they work?

    Thanks so much for your responses!
     
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    If you want SSD speed you'll need 2 SSDs for any solution. Raid1 will only be as fast as the slowest drive
     
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