71 months ago
I'm about to build a computer for music creation for my dad within the next couple of months. The budget will be in the $500-$700 range.
He is very paranoid when it comes to losing data. I was thinking that I could use Windows 7's or 8's built in software raid system. Then I read that there was a possibility of the software RAID going wrong and losing all data (this would be raid 1 btw). I then was thinking that this could be combined with an online backup that syncs up every 24 hours. Is software raid decent enough for this use?
My dad was really into using a Bluray as a means of backing up. With CDs and DVDs, my dad use to spend HOURS burning the disks. I've just never trusted these and Blurays alike for burning data. What are your guy's opinions on using Blurays for backing up music projects?
He currently uses time machine on another computer. It is a built-in mac program for backing up. This is very simple and seems to work very well. Are there programs like it for Windows? Would that combined with a decent online backup be the best option?
Thanks in advance!