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  Reply # 1221155 23-Jan-2015 21:50
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Mirror in addition to a backup sounds like a sensible plan. My planned mirror was going to be of different brands of drives too, but I couldn't find similar speed drives so I got two of the same type from (I hope) different batches. I used different sellers anyway.




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  Reply # 1221200 23-Jan-2015 23:21
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> KiwiT

I plugged them into power and data cables, turned on pc then heads came free and I could access data. Did not turn off power until I could save what I could

Over the years I rescued 3 drives with data, however, this was back in 1999 to 2002 and none of the drives were over 500gb.

I was sceptical when I first tried it but thought nothing ventured.....




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  Reply # 1221222 24-Jan-2015 00:52

timmmay: Mirror in addition to a backup sounds like a sensible plan. My planned mirror was going to be of different brands of drives too, but I couldn't find similar speed drives so I got two of the same type from (I hope) different batches. I used different sellers anyway.


Actually they are part of my backup at the moment.

But, I will retire them soon and use them as temp (can be lost) storage.

There aren't too many cost effective ways of backing up a lot of home storage.

I use a combo of mirror, backing to drives on another PC and tape for really important stuff.

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  Reply # 1221223 24-Jan-2015 00:53

Kiwiuk: > KiwiT

I plugged them into power and data cables, turned on pc then heads came free and I could access data. Did not turn off power until I could save what I could

Over the years I rescued 3 drives with data, however, this was back in 1999 to 2002 and none of the drives were over 500gb.

I was sceptical when I first tried it but thought nothing ventured.....





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