Ask Slashdot: What’s The Best Way To Backup Large Amounts Of Personal Data?

An anonymous Slashdot reader has “approximately two terabytes of photos, currently sitting on two 4-terabyte ‘Intel Rapid Storage’ RAID 1 disks.” But now they’re considering three alternatives after moving to a new PC:

a) Keep these exactly as they are… The current configuration is OK, but it’s a pain if a RAID re-sync is needed as it takes a long time to check four terabytes.
b) Move to “Storage Spaces”. I’ve not used Storage Spaces before, but reports seem to show it’s good… It’s a Good Thing that the disks are 100% identical and removable and readable separately. Downside? Unknown territory.
c) Break the RAID, and set up the second disk as a file-copied backup… [This] would lose a (small) amount of resilience, but wouldn’t suffer from the RAID-sync issues, ideally a Mac-like “TimeMachine” backup would handle file histories.
Any recommendations?

This is also a good time to share your experiences with Storage Spaces, so leave your answers in the comments. What’s the best way to backup large amounts of personal data?


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