RAID (Mirror) of 2 external 1TB Drive

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Scann69, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Scann69

    Scann69 MDL Member

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    Is there a software that would allow me to have both my external 1TB USB HDD mirror in real time?

    I back up all my stuff in 1 external HDD but am still afraid that it dies on me so i'm thinking of doing a mirror in real time with another external 1TB HDD.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Try an external enclosure that supports raid 1 mirror.
     
  3. Scann69

    Scann69 MDL Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I don't know Linux...sadly :( & i currently only have external drives. None of which says anything about RAID so i'm guessing they are just normal external HDD...which bring me back to my initial question. Is there any software that would do RAID 1 on external HDD.

    Or would having a software that Sync 2 HDD be the same?? Oh...i'm using Windows 7 & OSX.

    Any ideas??
     
  4. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    If there were software that allowed two external drives to be mirrored (like a MS dymanic volume), it would be problematic. Among other issues, it would be too easy to break an array if the drives were external.

    What you want is sync. software, which is NOT RAID, but should suffice for your needs.

    An external RAID enclosure would work with both OS's you have.
     
  5. Scann69

    Scann69 MDL Member

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    Yah...i figured that is what i need....a sync software. Any particular good sync software one can recommend? I've tried MS version but don't feel very confident about it :rolleyes:
     
  6. stukan

    stukan MDL Novice

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    Sync software in real time? That is very interesting!
     
  7. stukan

    stukan MDL Novice

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    Even better!

    I love to see if there is any sync software in real-time with compression.
     
  8. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Some chipsets support 2 channel ESATA (RAID) volumes (Silicon magic sil5723 for example).
     
  9. stukan

    stukan MDL Novice

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    I have tried several Backup Programs and ending up using KLS.Backup.2008.Professional v4.7.1.0 to schedule/sync all my backup. It may not be the best software but adequate for my purpose!