Storage device or QNAP device if I remove the HD in a disaster will it work in a standard SATA PC straight away as a "drive partition” if it was in a raid configuration?
I have a large media backup system and have been copying files between 3 USB external drives for ages via the"ActiveSYNC APP" which is the greatest EXT HD SYNC program I have ever seen. BUT i want to buy a QNAP storage device as they look great and will streamline my copying and also increase my storage. ALTHOUGH I have always been very comfortable with copying to three very separate EXT backups USB Hard drives and not to a storage device raid config.
I currently have three 3TB EXT HD USB drives for this media backup and want to increase my storage BUT are worried if I go to a RAID configuration in the QNAP or a storage device, will I in a "disaster of a drive failing" be able to move a drive on the QNAP to a SATA computer and have the same backup I always had?
Again I need to increase my storage from 3TB and still would like the comfort of having separate backups but the feasibility of RAID redundancy, and a larger single partitions and have a single copy system? Please help.
If I had to buy two QNAPS, I would be more comfortable but would I have the same issue! I could probably have a RAID 1 config in the QNAP - with 2X 6TB partitions with 4X physical 3TB HD's in the QNAP device would that help me? How can I be sure I don't lose my data?
I hope this makes sense.