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  1. #1
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    May 2010

    Need Suggestions

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some suggestions on what to do with my computer setup. Here's the deal:

    I built a custom PC about 2 months ago with a RAID 1 configuration of two 1.5 TB hard drives. The power went out and one of them crashed and apparently failed. So now I'm hanging on to this one hard drive with my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate) and all my files stored on it, and I'm afraid it'll crash too. I'm doing manual file backups to my external HD, but I don't feel safe without better redundancy. One of my external HDs crashed a few months ago so this doesn't exactly make me feel safe.

    Here is what I'd like to do without having to reinstall my operating system (if possible):

    -Create automated redundancy (backups) to an outside source, so that if this computer crashes, I'll be able to use the backups and fully restore my system to where it is currently.
    -Reconfigure or change my current setup so I feel more comfortable about not losing everything if this HD fails. Currently I'm still in the RAID 1 configuration, just with only one hard drive. The Intel Matrix Storage Console is showing that a hard drive may fail, and I hate that.

    I just want to feel like I'm covered if this HD fails! Its a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS, which fail all the time according to NewEgg reviews.

    All help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Edmonton, Ab
    Raid 1 network box for your backups?

    That's what we have and also doubles as network print server (old usb printer) and ftp.

    storage is not in the tower, but at least local for access (vs. online)?
    P7P55D-E, i5 760 @ 3.9GHz, XFX 5850, 2x2Gb G. Skill Eco 1.35V, Corsair 620HX, Lite-On SATA Burner, 2x320G 7200.10 in Matrix Raid, Auzetech HDA X-Plosion, Logitech Z5500, LG 50" 1080p plasma

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    Senior Member Knufire's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Terre Haute, IN
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    Why don't you get another hard drive and rebuild the array?
    4770K @ 4.3 GHz | NH-D14 | R9 280X CFX @ 1060/1500 | ASUS Z87 GRYPHON | 16GB Crucial DDR3-1866 8-8-8-24-1T | 1TB WD Black RAID 1 | Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Silverstone SG09 | Rosewill Capstone 750M | Qnix QX-2710 2560x1440

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