[lug] network drives as backup?
zlynx at acm.org
Tue Jul 25 11:10:32 MDT 2006
eSATA, xSATA, whatever you want to call it, is very nice too. Its
faster, and more expensive than USB.
One of the guys here at work ordered up a LaCie 1 TB eSATA backup drive
for the new 1.5 TB file server. It gets to 1 TB by being a RAID setup
inside. 3 or 4 drives, I think. There's a little recessed knob to turn
with a screwdriver that sets the RAID type.
The little PCI-e SATA card to drive it wasn't very expensive, either. I
think you could use internal SATA ports and a long cable, but the card
comes with an external cable and a nice outside port instead of an ugly
On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 10:04 -0600, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> > I'm using external USB hard drives.
> I echo this. USB drives are convenient, easy to move, and fairly cheap
> (the enclosure is maybe $30, and add the cost of whatever drive you
> I've got one hanging off my main data server, and run nightly backups to
> it. Now and then I need to move it to another system to copy backup
> files quickly, or burn a CD for archival purposes. Plug and play.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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