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Good backup plan, Raid is good unless there is a lightning strike close by resulting in a surge not even a UPS power conditioner can handle, you can't unplug everything if you are sleeping or not home. All my operating system images, data, ripped and downloaded music are on separate removable USB HDD's that are always unplugged when not in use.I had to use my music backups a few times due to operator error (mine). Accidentally deleting files while cleaning up directories is surprisingly easy to do.
The SSD that failed was a 9 year old OCZ Vertex 3. The day before it was working perfectly, the next day nada. That is how failure works with computers.STM planned obsolescence.
I periodically backup to a USB hard drive, the server backup was only a month old and it only holds the OS, JRiver, and Tidal. All I needed was a new hard drive. I took the opportunity to up grade the main computer with a new 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO (super fast) and put the server image on the existing 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO which is slightly slower but not noticeable in the server. Moving two operating systems between two SSD's took a few hours but when I plugged the restored SSD into the music server it booted like nothing happened. A few Windows and music file updates and the server is faster than ever. The Samsung SSD's are a lot faster than a 9 year old OCZ, all in all a win-win.The only glitch was Paragon put the music server image on a separate 60 GB partition, the same size of the old OCZ SSD, leaving the remaining 440 GB unused and unassigned. I could have used it as a "D" drive but instead I used the 10 day trial version of Paragon Hard Disk Manager Advanced to make one big C drive, it worked perfectly.https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-windows/#Wayne
I use a RAID 5 NAS, and Backblaze - Backblaze is inexpensive, $5 per month for 1TB, and gives you offsite backups. All HD’s fail, just a question of when.
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