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by Clairvaux
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home office computer w/ internal backup
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Solo wrote:Sorry to jump on your tete a tete.
You're most welcome to hop in. The more the merrier...
by Clairvaux
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home office computer w/ internal backup
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Thanks very much, HFast. The more I look into backup, the more I realise that it looks simple from the outside, but it's in fact devilishly complex (unless you've got the right mind for it, which I don't).

You wouldn't know about a good tutorial on the Web, by any chance ?
by Clairvaux
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home office computer w/ internal backup
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Thanks for all this information, HFat. You won't need a fast quad-core with 4GB of RAM for playing music while browsing or bookeeping. I'm a bit at a loss there. Theory A says : any processor currently available is already too much for office tasks. Theory B says : more than 2 cores will give you a ...
by Clairvaux
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home office computer w/ internal backup
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

I'm no photographer so I don't know about that but this system is overkill for everything else. In what respects exactly ? Could you suggest alternate specs ? The most critical security step you need to take (if you haven't already) is to keep many (very) old versions of your data. If your data is ...
by Clairvaux
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Home office computer w/ internal backup
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Home office computer w/ internal backup

Cheers, I'd be glad to have your opinion on my projected build for a home office computer, both for the silence aspect and for the general relevance of the specs and parts. Prices are in euros and my location is France. Feel free to point out any possible overkill. Main usage : home office (producti...
by Clairvaux
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

I'll have a look into this Deltacopy product... Incidentally, I was planning to build a RAID 1 into my future PC, just like you. Everybody keeps telling you : your disk drive will fail some day, but nobody seems to equate this with "RAID 1 is a minimum requirement". I don't get it. I was also planni...
by Clairvaux
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Thanks Mr. B., any extra advice is most welcome. I still think this backup niche is not properly addressed by vendors (non-enterprise users such as me, who are building their own PC, and prefer an internal solution rather than an external one). You mentioned you backup to your workplace via the Inte...
by Clairvaux
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Many thanks to all.
by Clairvaux
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Alleycat : thank you. I can see that your Welland rack is trayless. How do you protect your drives once removed ? Do you just toss them in a drawer with the electronics exposed ? Isn't there a risk to fry the board through electrostatic discharge ? Or just a risk of mechanically damaging some of the...
by Clairvaux
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Thank you, Sub.

I can certainly default to an external solution if I cannot find an internal one. But I'd like to avoid the unnecessary clutter, cable, dust-gathering equipment...

I use True Crypt for my present "backup solution" (ahem...) : a 8 Go USB key. Works fine for the time being.
by Clairvaux
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

If you stick all your drives in the same computer case, you're only preparing for issues like disk corruption, not theft/accident. I think that's one reason why. Agreed. Therefore the bank safe (which needs walking, but never mind...). But most external solutions are meant to stand on your desk, a ...
by Clairvaux
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Backup by internal removable disks
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Backup by internal removable disks

I am planning a build, and I want to include a backup solution with removable hard disks in the main PC case (maybe even running continuously in the background). It seems there are plenty of external HDD solutions out there, and few internal ones. This strikes me as stupid. Why would one add extra c...
by Clairvaux
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo case / problems with edge-mounted SATA connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Thanks, Frenchie, for the info and the kind welcome. I thought the Antec guy was erring a bit on the safe side. (It's a nice cardboard computer you have !...)
by Clairvaux
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo case / problems with edge-mounted SATA connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Antec Solo case / problems with edge-mounted SATA connectors

Hello, I am planning to buy an Antec Solo case to host an Asus M4A 89G TD PRO / USB3 motherboard. This board has two edge-mounted SATA connectors which are parallel to the board, instead of the ordinary 90° position (I hope I'm clear -- I'm not allowed to post links yet). Has anybody used a board w...