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NAS RAIDS... Pro's and Con's / I need help before I buy.

OK so I want a NAS RAID, RAID 10 sounds good.

Honestly I do not know what I am doing, but I need about 48tb for games and backed up stuff(honestly 48tb).

Can you replace the drives out of the NAS RAID into a new raid if that go's wrong?

Or would a home server be better with a raid card?

It will be plugged up to one of them ASUS gaming routers(the latest router).

I need some advice on this thank you
Dominic Wake

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Can you replace the drives out of the NAS RAID into a new ra

In reply to: NAS RAIDS... Pro's and Con's / I need help before I buy.

1. NUMBER YOUR QUESTIONS.

2. Can you replace the drives out of the NAS RAID into a new raid if that go's wrong?
I have to answer no. The wording is why I must write no. English is a harsh mistress so I take your question as presented and will not guess you meant something else. If you meant can you add drives to a NAS RAID (that's into not out!) then most models allow this. I defer to product documentation for steps.

3. Or would a home server be better with a raid card?
I'd sketch it out, price it and then factor in operating costs. Most PC based servers chew up a lot more Watts.

4. The BIGGEST MISTAKE I run into is no backups. If you were to have a 48TB NAS, to really do it right you have 2 more 48TB backup units. One of them off site to recover from flood, fire and theft.

5. Next biggest misconception out there? RAID (10 or other) does not mean you can go without backups. Why? "The delete key."

Post was last edited on August 2, 2018 2:10 PM PDT

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Thank You

In reply to: Can you replace the drives out of the NAS RAID into a new ra

1.thanks, I am reading this over and over I think I know now.

2.what I am saying about hard drives, is could I move the hard drives from the whole nas to another nas that is the same model if that would work? is there any way of recovering my saves from games and photos e.c.t. in any way.

3.what is the best way to back up... like another nas raid or would that defeat the point of a raid-like you can take drives out.....

4.interesting but how do I back up the best way !

5.plus could you help-what raid would I need.

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2. Have to write no.

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I've only been around RAID in many forms for decades and while I've had some luck in moving an entire set there are so many caveats that I have to write you can't count on moving drive sets around. You know to setup the new target RAID and copy your stuff over so you don't risk loss.

-> A big nod to copy apps that log, retry and can verify. Example: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier.

3. The backup is done as you see fit. There is currently no "best" way. In the past we had small enough NAS units to copy to tape, then BD media and now in the TB ranges the backups are now other NAS RAID systems of same or larger sizes.

4. Duplicate of 3.

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art work

In reply to: 2. Have to write no.

Thank you again, tape nas dHappy

I have been doing this since 2015 like this if you are wondering, and learning faster each day like a snow ball down a big hill. I am 24 now and will be a old school wizard one day I hope, good with what I know. "I have to learn what is all ready here today" according to my old school friend.

Coding will be a good start, system exploits and hardware hacking is what I want to focus on. And I am some one who is different - if your my friend and can notice what I do and talk that is a good start.

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