Just yesterday, one of my friends told me a terrible story of loosing 150 Gbyte’s of valuable data when his hard drive crashed. He is not unique. Sometime this happens and we all know that hard drive reliability could be better. How you can protect yourself from this happening?
While amount of stored data doubles for every 1.5 year, you may want to consider real backup of your data and RAID 1 data protection. RAID 1, which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks type 1, means that you can achieve greater levels of reliability by using two disks to store the same data, so that data is not lost as long as one disk survives. Total capacity of the array is just the capacity of a single disk. The failure of one drive allows using data from the second one, as soon as both store the same data.
Majority of modern chipsets are supporting one or the other RAID options and you may configure your desktop motherboard RAID controller to support one. What about laptop? What if you want to have redundant data backup of all files that you care about and have really reliable storage of all your multimedia files, MP3 collections, movies, ebooks and any other digital content?
This is where Western Digital 2TB My Book Mirror Edition RAID External Hard drive will shine. WD’s My Book Mirror Edition used two drives, stetted as RAID1 storage system that automatically mirrors content of one drive to the other. Increased redundancy will cost you half of capacity, but definitely worth it. You may reconfigure this drive to support RAID 0 operation and get 2 Terra Byte capacity, but stored data would not be redundant any more.
The best thing about WD 2TB My Book Mirror Edition external hard drive is that you don’t have to do anything to get data redundancy. When you store your personal content on a My Book Mirror Edition system, all valuable data is automatically mirrored for extra protection – making it easy and economical to benefit from the data redundancy typically found in corporate data centers. This mirroring technology makes the new dual-drive systems an ideal storage solution for photographers, home users and small offices and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.
Do you want this data safety and redundancy-decision is yours. Good news are: you have this easy to use solution offered by My Book Mirror Edition External Hard Drive by Western Digital.