Hard drives are annoying things aren't they?...
Well, in our machine, we have a 120GB drive partitioned into 4 for family members, followed by a 250GB drive for extra data, which was also acting as a backup for the 120GB drive by just dragging and dropping every now and then.
Anyhow, seems like the drive is going, or theres a bad power connector to the drive, as it keeps clicking and cutting out (Not good...) randomly.
So, today, my dad brought up his 500GB and backed up the 250GB (120GB had been used) which has sucessfully been done.
We now need more drives.
Now, I want to set up a RAID 1 array with two identical drives. Can this be done with IDE drives? Thats my first question.
My second, is, what is the best make of drive in terms of reliability in your eyes?
I want to buy from here:
I'm looking for about 320GB, so will need 2 of these.
Any help on what to buy will be very appreciated
RAID 1 QUESTION:
I'm guessing in Windows, you'd see only 1 drive, with a kind of hidden one?
DATA BACKUP QUESTION:
I don't know if a program exists that'll do this, but it'd be so much easier to back up stuff thats layered all around, where their may be duplicates, etc.
I need to find a program that'll look at all data on all drives/folders, or by choice, and basically tell me without doing anything to it, what files are identical, and where they are stored, so I can move them around, and delete the duplicates.
Sorry for all the questions, but you all know me by now