gravity wrote:Volume C: Online, X-RAID2, 4 disks, 0% of 5560 GB used
The disks im using are: 2x2tb and 2x3tb
gravity wrote:What I wanted to do with my system was load on all of my video files and then access this through my home network on my tv's via netgear media players. Whilst having a backup of each.
gravity wrote:So basically what I wanted to do was use 1x2tb and 1x3tb for all my files and then i was under the assumption that the other disks would copy these files and if 1 failed i simply remove the failed drive and load a new one and it will copy over. Therefore giving me 5tb of storage with a backup.
gravity wrote:redundancy which i assume is another term for back up.
gravity wrote:so if i use my 2x3tb and 2x2tb i would get 7tb of storage. what I dont get is how can it fix a failed drive. eg a 3tb drive goes down and i put a new 3tb drive in will i still have all 7tb of data safe?
gravity wrote:(what im getting at i dont understand how (if im correct in understanding) it can back up 7tb of data on just a 3tb drive)
gravity wrote:im not sure if im really confused or am right or have a poor understanding of this all which i apologise for.
gravity wrote:Any help, advice, links or guidance would be appreciated.
gravity wrote:So summing it up to ensure i fully understand this and have got my head around it! with my 4 hardrrives of 2x2tb and 2x3tb I will have approx 6.5-7tb of storgae and if one drive fails I can replace it and still have my data intact. however it obviously wont survive catastrophic failure eg fire, theft or 2 hard drive failures at once. Therefore critical files should be backedup via readynas vault or similar?
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