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Dual external disk backup systems

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August 20, 2012 6:47:19 PM

What is the best dual external disk backup system, both hardware and software
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August 21, 2012 2:13:46 AM

one that works?
dual drive I would say a raid 1 setup but really a raid 1 isnt significantly safer than a single external drive. Why? because if the controller/surge/fire/explosion/ tornado destroys the HDD it will kill them both.

Your better off with two external drives and making 2 backups and then keeping at least 1 of them off site.

Best software-wise: Windows Home server 2011 ($50 on newegg). Build yourself a cheap server and WHS will handle backing up all the pc's. You'll just need to backup the server then. (yeah, no easy way out.LOL)

A drobo box also gets high marks but its rather expensive in my opinion.
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