Seagate IronWolf 10TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive £269.99 @ CCL
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Seagate IronWolf 10TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive £269.99 @ CCL

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Found 27th Dec 2017Edited by:"danharrison23"
Seems a good deal for a 10TB HDD, currently £300+ on Amazon
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Why didn't Seagate name this "Tin Shih Tzu"
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Thanks op, ordered 2 of the 6tb version also on offer.
Not bad - almost meets my £25/Tb search! Heat added.
make sure you buy 2 to make a backup of the first 10TB!!! Lol
s50m32 h, 26 m ago

make sure you buy 2 to make a backup of the first 10TB!!! Lol


Or 4 to make a striped raid and backup
U must have a lotta questionable content for this drive
I'd never trust Seagate with 1TB let alone 10TB.
ro53ben4 h, 6 m ago

RAID isn't backup.


Erm.... Yes it is! Raid 0 stripped (uses all the space of the drives) raid 1 mirror (duplicates drives)
steven5watson29 m ago

Erm.... Yes it is! Raid 0 stripped (uses all the space of the drives) raid …Erm.... Yes it is! Raid 0 stripped (uses all the space of the drives) raid 1 mirror (duplicates drives)

Duplication is not Backup! Read the link for more info

serverfault.com/que…cku
Almost enough space to keep my porn safe...
People are so pedantic over this. Yes mirrored RAID is a backup. It is not a very good backup, and should not be used on its own, but it is a backup.
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sswats2 h, 32 m ago

People are so pedantic over this. Yes mirrored RAID is a backup. It is not …People are so pedantic over this. Yes mirrored RAID is a backup. It is not a very good backup, and should not be used on its own, but it is a backup.


I told myself I wouldn't get involved in this!

Mirrored RAID is a backup, but unless you're modifying multiple TB of data a day you're far better and safer keeping the 2nd drive out of the PC/NAS and using it as a USB backup to run nightly or weekly based on how much your content changes.
xavk10 h, 7 m ago

Duplication is not Backup! Read the link for more …Duplication is not Backup! Read the link for more infohttps://serverfault.com/questions/2888/why-is-raid-not-a-backu


Wow everything I ever thought was true is a lie! Up's now down, left's now right, and making a clone of a drive is no longer considered a backup!
RAID isn't a backup, never was, never will be.

You delete a file from your RAID array, what happens to the mirrored version? It's also deleted. How do you get your file back?

You get a virus which deletes all the files on your RAID array, what happens on the mirror? They are deleted. How do you get your files back?

You get ransomware which

You get a file system corruption on your RAID array. You can't access any files. What happens on the mirror? The file system is also corrupted. How do you get the drive back?

The answer to those questions is that you get them from backup - which RAID isn't.
You can nitpick about every type of backup then.
USB backups are usually scheduled and not in realtime.
Cloud sync drives have issues with retaining data and again are susceptible to human error.
Cloud/FTP backup servicess again are scheduled and can take an age to upload or download. Not great for a speedy recovery.

Then within each of those you have file backups, image backups, sync tools etc. Each one has its faults.

RAID has its uses as a backup against hardware failure. A hard drive fails, oh look I have another drive with the exact same information. Didn't have to wait or anything.

So it is a backup and a useful one to use. It just should not be used as the only backup.
Data does not exist until it exists in three places!!

RAID is not a backup, just a level of fault tolerance...
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