Right now, I have a 2 TB Samsung drive sitting in a USB enclosure attached to the back of my iMac. All are relatively new (about half a year in terms of the HDD and case) but I'm always afraid of the drive dying.
I was wondering what people would suggest is the best way to me to make my data redundant.
Here are my uses and requirements:
- Mac friendly (bonus points for playing well with Windows)
- Something that requires almost no attention
- Full data protection
- Aside as the place I keep my system backups it'll also be where I keep my movies and project archive
- Gigabyte ethernet or firewire 800
Now, I've thought about going RAID10 or getting something like a Drobo, but I've also been hearing that not everyone actually needs RAID and other solutions are better. I've thought about just getting two 4TB LaCie drives and having an app that will automatically sync the two drives for me, might that be a better choice?
Any tips and advice you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated! This is sort of my first foray into more-advanced backups and data protection so please be gentle.