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2 SSD RAID + 3 1TB HD can you backup everything on 1 4TB external Hard Drive

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April 7, 2014 4:21:55 PM

In my case right now i have 1 128GB SSD (BOOT) and 1 1TB HDDs
Im almost out of storage space, and i want to upgrade a little.
I have a 128GB SSD and 1 1TB HDD at the house already but im gonna get another 1 TB HDD so i have plenty of growing room.
I know how to set up the RAID 0 for my SSDs... BUT

I dont know if 1 4TB external Hard Drive will accept my 2+TBs of HDD data AND the 256GB of SSD RAID 0 , without somekind of program or special action taken on my part


Thanks for your help.
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April 7, 2014 4:51:38 PM

It will be fine if you are backing up important data. If you are expecting a full backup of your raid 0 I have not found one that will reliable restore to a chipset (AMD or Intel) raid array and have it actually be bootable.
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April 7, 2014 4:57:31 PM

popatim said:
It will be fine if you are backing up important data. If you are expecting a full backup of your raid 0 I have not found one that will reliable restore to a chipset (AMD or Intel) raid array and have it actually be bootable.


OK, thanks.
Im now really considering leaving the 2 SSDs apart rather than RAID them.
I think itll be too much hassle in the end.
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April 8, 2014 9:59:27 AM

badreligion292 said:
popatim said:
It will be fine if you are backing up important data. If you are expecting a full backup of your raid 0 I have not found one that will reliable restore to a chipset (AMD or Intel) raid array and have it actually be bootable.


OK, thanks.
Im now really considering leaving the 2 SSDs apart rather than RAID them.
I think itll be too much hassle in the end.


This is probably the best solution. RAID0 accomplishes very little with SATA SSD's
Install the programs that don't fit on the second SSD and backup all your drives independently to the 4Tb drive.
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