Raid 1 HDD

By Mu5ician
Feb 20, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I'm a musician using my pc to record/compose etc. I'm using a RAID 0 setup for my OS programs etc, but I wanted a backup solution for storing all my recorded audio. I was thinking of 2 internal hard drives in RAID 1. The question is whether to fit 2 3.5" drives or 2 2.5" laptop drives. It's about noise levels more than speed.

    Can anybody give any help or critisism on this idea?

    Many thanks.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Is this a desktop pc we're talking about here?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I don't think there will be much of a sound problem with either. RAID 1 will work fine for backups, but I would also suggest a secondary backup such as a 3rd hard drive.
  4. Mu5ician

    Mu5ician TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a desktop pc.

    A secondary backup? I thought the idea of RAID 1 was to ensure a dual backup (almost).

    It will be purely for backing up the data, not to be read from etc.

    Thanks for the quick replies too.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Raid one does do a second disk backup, is that's what you're after you should be fine for disk backup/system restore etc.
  6. Mu5ician

    Mu5ician TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Excellent. Would there be much difference in noise levels using a slower laptop drive (5,400rpm) instead of a desktop standard (7,200rpm)?
  7. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    You probably wont be able to hear the difference.
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