Dual hard drives backup

Hello,

Firstly I hope I'm putting this in the correct forum (Sorry if I put it in the wrong place!)
My dad wants me to find an office computer for his shop. Easy enough I'm just going to build one (Have not picked parts yet) But he wants 2 hard drives, One of them duplicating everything and backing it up automatically on the other drive. (I think this is called mirroring or something?) I've never done this before and have no idea how it works. I know that the read/write speeds of the drives probably need to be the same but beyond that I have no idea. Can anyone help me out here?
Thanks! :)
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  1. Or if you have a link to somewhere that works too :D
  2. awaffle said:
    Hello,

    Firstly I hope I'm putting this in the correct forum (Sorry if I put it in the wrong place!)
    My dad wants me to find an office computer for his shop. Easy enough I'm just going to build one (Have not picked parts yet) But he wants 2 hard drives, One of them duplicating everything and backing it up automatically on the other drive. (I think this is called mirroring or something?) I've never done this before and have no idea how it works. I know that the read/write speeds of the drives probably need to be the same but beyond that I have no idea. Can anyone help me out here?
    Thanks! :)

    Be sure to get a motherboard that supports RAID 1 (which stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks). Setting it up in should be fairly easy and straight forward in the BIOS. There are even software utilities to help you out. RAID 1 may also be referred to as mirroring. Read/write don't need to be the same, but capacities should be the same.
  3. Awesome thanks for the quick reply! I will google RAID 1 and read up on it
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