The system for better fault management.
While the RAID system overall makes it possible to optimize data storage by distributing it over several hard disks, each configuration has its own advantages.
RAID 1, which mirrors data, is especially recommended for those who are primarily looking for security.
RAID 1 or RAID 0?
RAID 1 applied to an external hard drive.
RAID technology is usually used on an internal hard disk, but it is quite possible to apply this system to an external hard disk. There are commercially available enclosures specifically designed to accommodate multiple hard drives. Compatibility with RAID systems is always indicated.
Because of the simplicity of the RAID 1 configuration, you will find external hard disk enclosures compatible with this system available to buy. After configuration, the benefits remain the same: the application of RAID 1 on an external hard drive provides maximum security through mirrored backup.
RAID 1 or RAID 5. Which one to choose?
How to install a hard drive in RAID 1?
To install a hard drive in RAID 1, first, make sure your PC is compatible with this system. If you haven’t already, install a second hard drive to create the system. This second hard disk must be SATA type (Serial-ATA-ATA for Advanced Technology Attachment) with the same capacity as the first disk. A SATA cable and a Raid SATA controller will also be needed to install your RAID system.
The installation of a RAID system presents no risk but as a precaution, do not hesitate to save your data beforehand. Install the second disk and activate the RAID in the Bios. Download and install a RAID management software and finally, duplicate the data from your original disk on the second freshly installed. If a drive fails, you will continue to work normally, except that you will be notified of the failure.
Can we have a NAS server in RAID 1?
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