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by bonbonish / November 26, 2004 8:26 PM PST

I have a notebook (Sony Viao) and I would like to buy some periperials that will allow me to share files from the notebook to an external hard disk. That is I would like to 'build' some kind of 'raid' system. That everything I do on my laptop will be saved immediately to my external disk also. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Lots of possibilites...
by Michael Geist / November 26, 2004 8:59 PM PST
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Re: Lots of possibilites...
by bonbonish / November 27, 2004 3:33 AM PST

Thank you Michael for the answer. It seems to me I didn't explain myself properly. What I am looking for is such an 'external drive' and some program or device that transfer everything from my laptop hardrive to that 'external harddrive' at the moment I execute it on my laptop harddrive. So, when I had some problem with my laptop hard drive, I can just put that special 'external drive' into my laptop and continue my work... without loosing any data.
Thank you in advance for your answer.

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Laptop RAID
by larrybell / December 26, 2004 6:05 PM PST
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I'm not sure, since I don't have a laptop, but I don't think you will be able to find any "HARDWARE" to create a RAID system on your laptop.

You MIGHT be able to find some software that would allow you to simulate RAID 1 on your laptop. That is the Mirroring of data that you are looking for. Seems like WIndows 2000 allowed that software-wise, but I dont remember. I couldn't figure it out when I was trying to mess with it, and gave up.

But most RAID setups I have seen or heard of involve either motherboard chipsets, or a PCI RAID card. I have never heard of that on a laptop motherboard, and I have never seen any add-on cards for it for a laptop.

Your best bet is software emulation of RAID 1 to do what you want.

Good luck. I think daily scheduled backups are you best bet.

Larry

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