DPBaker wrote:Well, mission almost accomplished. I chickened out & copied my 300MB to a spare drive I had lying around & then put in the new 750GB drives & copied everything back. Not quite finished and have been going 5 days already!
I must say I am worried that the drives can't be read, even by a linux machine. It seems the point of failure has been transfered from the hard drive platter or electronics to the raid controller electronics. Pity someone can't invent a simple mirror system where in the event of a raid controller failure I can just throw one of the hard drives into a normal PC & get my data back easily. Performance isn't really an issue to me as I use my raid array for backups for my main notebook & desktop drives. Losing the data & having to hunt around for another qnap machine in Malaysia is a worry though - I bought the TS-201 in Singapore on a trip there & last time I went back the same shop was only selling Buffalo units.
Thanks for the help everyone. This forum is quite good, and definitely gives me more faith in the product. Too much equipment around these days without support but QNAP seems to have that covered with these peer-to-peer forums.
xavierh wrote:The way i see it, is that as the importance of the data you are trying to safeguard increases, so must increase your security budget.
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