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fj12ryder

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Posted: 12/03/19 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

monkey44 wrote:

philh wrote:

servers that belong to someone else are unreliable. Store your data on multiple hard drives in multiple locations


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Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with remote servers as a second, or third, backup. To use them solely as backup is pretty foolish, and optimistic as well.


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I tend to store digital photos on my DVR's and on-site hard drives (both.. Department of Redundancy Department trained)

Now the advantage of DVR storage is the screen saver function of the DVR.. Slide Show is selected.


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Posted: 12/03/19 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Department of Redundancy Department trained"

[emoticon] You'd get a thumbs-up if they had the emoticon.

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For those that need definition -- SSD is a hard drive, but Solid State Drive, nothing to fail, no internal fans or moving parts.

Plenty of good redundant methods for safety ... more than one is always best. Ask ME how I know !! Forget that, don't ask. [emoticon]


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monkey44 wrote:

For those that need definition -- SSD is a hard drive, but Solid State Drive, nothing to fail, no internal fans or moving parts.
I've had more solid state devices (SSD, USB thumb drives, SD cards) fail then mechanical hard drives. Nothing is 100%.


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Let's simply compare some advantages/disadvantages of each: Solid State vs Hard Drive Storage

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Tom_M wrote:

monkey44 wrote:

For those that need definition -- SSD is a hard drive, but Solid State Drive, nothing to fail, no internal fans or moving parts.
I've had more solid state devices (SSD, USB thumb drives, SD cards) fail then mechanical hard drives. Nothing is 100%.


HA, we all have different experiences. I'm just the opposite ... have all SSD and never failed. Altho, I double backup to external drives. Have lost data on HD in the past tho, most of it backed up.

I use duplicate external SSD that only act as storage ... and dual SSD in PC which are the working - every day stuff - the backups are only accessed to add data, or grab something older and copy to working drive.

Another note: My working SSD is 2T, but my backups are only 500gb, that way, if something fails, I only lose SOME data, not all data.

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monkey44 wrote:

Tom_M wrote:

monkey44 wrote:

For those that need definition -- SSD is a hard drive, but Solid State Drive, nothing to fail, no internal fans or moving parts.
I've had more solid state devices (SSD, USB thumb drives, SD cards) fail then mechanical hard drives. Nothing is 100%.



Another note: My working SSD is 2T, but my backups are only 500gb, that way, if something fails, I only lose SOME data, not all data.


Um what? if your 2tb hd fails, the size of your backups is irrelevant, unless your talking about some kind of file corruption, which still makes the storage drive size irrelevant





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My 2T is SSD, external not HD... I work off it. My Smaller SSD are external storage, dual backup - when one fills, I buy another one. The only time any of these connect to my PC is when I'm working, or when backing up to the storage SSD units. Each one is historic, only for storage so I don't lose the info from past years.

I never work on internal drives. My work PC does not connect to internet. Everything is "at the moment" ... then disconnected. IF one drive fails, I have a backup of everything on it, not connected. If both idle and disconnected storage drives ever failed at the same time - extremely unlikely - Then I am the unluckiest monkey alive. [emoticon]

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Another option, and the way I'm set up. I have a server running in my house with four 6T Red drives in Raid 5. Backup up server is stored at my park model, which is not turned on.

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