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post #61 of 63 (permalink) Old 2007-03-12, 08:43 PM
 
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I have 4 HDs in an Antec Sonata II case. It is not loud at all. RAID 5 is the safest configuration for data since one disk can go down and no data is lost. It will also rebuild the lost disk once it is replaced. A good RAID 5 controller will also provide "hot" drive swapping and disk diagnostics that will warn of impending drive failures. The downside is that a good quality RAID 5 controller will likely cost as much as 4 hard drives. Cheap on-board or software RAID just don't provide the same data security.

For most people, an external USB drive and disk imaging software that performs daily incremental backups is a good option.
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post #62 of 63 (permalink) Old 2007-03-13, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Robert,
I have read many posts on forums from photographers who've been burned by the assumed security of a RAID0 or RAID! set up. If the controller goes ALL of their files go. Now this isn't a problem for gaming rigs whose purpose isn't moving and storing critical data.
RAID5 seems to be the way to go - and at considerable expense as you mention. I plan the alternate route (external HD and backup software) for now. Thanks for mentioning the lack of noise level on yours - no doubt due to the case you bought.
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post #63 of 63 (permalink) Old 2007-04-12, 05:40 PM
 
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How your computer is working?

Hi,
I'm just starting to look to build myself a Photo processing PC and I found this thread...

How your computer is working?
If you had to do it all over again, would you build the same kind of pc?
Is there any parts that you are disappointed about?

Thanks,
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