• Question

  • Hello,


    This is my first post ever.  Please be kind.  I did try to search for this before I posted.


    I have been working on a computer with small SCSI hard drives and not wanting to spend the money for larger drives.  I have added external USB hard drives for the storage I need.  I am trying to use the backup feature to backup one drive to the other.  This feature creates a backup file on the second drive, which is good to restore, but I want a current copy being updated all the time.  I am able to watch movies without any problems, so the USB is fast enough for me.  I know that I will not be able to have hardware RAID, but software will be fine for now.  Maybe someone has a better idea.  Please let me know.  Thank you.

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:56 PM

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  • Otis the only way I have been able to find to do this would be by using and external cabinet.  Here is a link to one like I am talking about: www.cooldrives.com/usb-raid-enclosure-dual-drive-ide.html

    Thursday, June 21, 2007 7:13 PM
  • Bob,

    Thank you, I will keep the link you gave me.  I was hoping for something like RAID 1 not O and not in one box.  I have been looking at WHS more and it does not support anything as formal as RAID, but I can have backed up folders. Still would be nice if it had a software RAID built in.  Maybe somewhere I will find a USB card that could do what I want.

    Thank you for your time and help.




    Friday, June 22, 2007 12:47 AM
  • Otis, Instead of having a Raid setup, you would be better just adding your extra disks to the WHS' storage pool and allowing the inbuilt system to take care of duplication.




    Friday, June 22, 2007 4:57 PM
  • I was searching for an external box for different scenarios..

    • Add storage for WHS via USB
    • Add storage for workstations, but beeing secure (RAID5)

    here we go, sounds interesting...


    textsnip follows... please read full information on the link AluBoxDuo LAN



    Combine 2 harddisks!**
    Create 1 big harddisk with 2 harddisks**
    Break the Terra barrier affordably and easily**
    Use as 2 harddisk or aggregated as 1**
    Mount them as Mirror, Stripe / RAID 0, 1**
    Up to 8 harddisk can be aggregated / mirrored / striped
    Combine with more Alubox LAN or AluBoxDuo LAN for RAID 5 (3 to 8 HDD)

    ** NOTE : to use the features of combining 2 harddisks within the 1 AluBoxDuo LAN, please ensure NDAS driver software ver 3.11 or later is installed.



    Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:14 PM