Cheap but effective RAID
Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:05 AM
Currently, we have two lab technicians which handle the transfer of pictures from camera, to network and our network guy SAYS he has redundant backup now but I want on site, (preferably OFF network) backup that's relatively cheap. What I would LIKE to do, is get an enclosure, run two 2 TB discs on a RAID 1 mirror for ONLY pictures and as the drives fill, put them in antistatic bags, and log them in our evidence vault. The problem is, I want the single array to speak to TWO different computers so either lab tech can access it as needed. Additionally (as stated before) if I can, I want it OFF the network.
Is this possible? Is there such a product/array that allows this? Or is there another idea that any of you have?
My RAID experience is nill, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:01 AM
They have several variations of the product as well, if you need more performance they have a VelociRaptor version for instance. It's very easy to use and slide drives in and out. DAS though is meant for one user at a time, so the multi-tenancy that you want won't work well, you need a small NAS for that.
I think I'd rather go that route for you anyway, get a small Synology and just restrict access. Being on the network isn't inherently bad, opening up access to it may be though.
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