lindenhillsguy wrote:Everything was working fine. I did a clone, by changing the switches on the EZ-DOCK 2 as directed to on their brochure. I removed the clone an re-inserted the two other drives and re-set switched in the RAID 1 config.
lindenhillsguy wrote:One day, I got the message that the RAID 1 was corrupted and asked me if I would like to reformat. I thought, no problem, at least I have the clone.
lindenhillsguy wrote:You all have been very helpful and explained it rally well to me. I do have one question.
Based on one of the comments, should I spend the buck on another KingWin EZ Dock 2 to see if that reads the data?
I could always return it.
just brew it! wrote:These kind of issues are why your should always use the OS's native software RAID unless you are spending big bucks on an enterprise-grade RAID subsystem.
Forge wrote:OS RAID can suck, too.
Arvald wrote:a better solution that using the dock as you said is to use it as backup media... forget the RAID and just rotate the 3 disks. do work on your local drive as 1 more copy.
Forge wrote:That sounds like a fine plan, you'll probably want to invest in some sort of 5.25" bay mounted hot swappable dock for the rotated disk, else you're likely to get bored/tired of it/lazy and forget to swap out as regularly as you should.
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