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Re: [tlug] Hard Drive Failure (Was: Help! Total hardware failure)

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 10:22 PM, Dave M G <> wrote:
I understand what a RAID is. And, going by what Mark said, it's also more expensive than I can afford right now. For me to set up a RAID from this point would cost me an additional 36,000 to 40,000 yen. Whereas a second drive like the one I got would cost me less than 10,000 yen.


Well, it was 36,000 JPY for the NAS storage unit including 2 drives.  Should you just buy 2 drives and hook them up to your box and set up software RAID via Linux, I think you'd achieve the same effect with only the cost of 2 drives = 20,000 JPY.

The issue here is that the NAS box is hardware RAID, so it tends to be slightly faster than software RAID.  At least theoretically.  Anyone want to take me on there?


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