RAID stands for redundant array of inexpensive drives. RAIDs can be configured for a few reasons, which are speed, making an exact duplicate of data, and for protective storage. In this video, Kevin Ames discusses what RAID 1 is and why you may want to use this type of RAID to store your digital files.
- RAID 1 is simply described as…making a mirror image of the…first drive to a second drive…in the same enclosure.…It looks like this.…You have two drives, A and B,…and as data is written to A…it automatically writes that data over to B.…So it's a very protected form of storage,…in that you have within the same enclosure,…an exact copy of the original data.…It's also kind of expensive because…for every one hard drive's worth of data…you have to have a second hard drive…as the backup inside the same enclosure.…
Probably the very best single enclosure…solution is RAID 1.…Where the first drive inside the enclosure…mirrors itself exactly to the second drive.…This can be more expensive because…you have to have two hard drives for…one hard drive's amount of information.…On the other hand,…if you're out in the field and you have a…RAID 1 hard drive,…if one of the two drives fails,…all of your data is safe because…it's on the second drive…in that enclosure.…
Both drives appear as separate drives…on your desktop.…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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