I love to backup data. I like touching up and improving on any current backup strategy that I have in place. My perfect video editing PC would be a system that is built with backing up data in mind. So what would be the name of a home computer system that has these must-have qualities:
1) This system would have not 1 hard drive but 3 or 4 external hard drives for saving data
2) Great time saving feature: When you click your mouse to save a file to your Crive that file MUST automatically be routed and saved to all 4 or 5 hard drives (including Crive and all 3 or 4 external hard drives) with just one click of the mouse. I am not sure if this great time saving, one-click of the mouse feature is possible. Is it possible to build this type of system where a saved file goes directly to all 4 or 5 hard drives with just one click of the mouse?
3) Remote portability feature: All 3 or 4 external hard drives MUST be able to be removed from the work station in a matter of seconds with as much minumum hassle as possible. This feature is very important for people like me who like to back up their data remotely by keeping their hard drive away from home say like in a banks safe deposit box by going to the bank once a week to swap and rotate all 3 or 4 EHD's for safety, security, and data preservation
This system might, or might not, be a RAID system. I just don't know if a RAID system includes the must-have features numbered 2 and 3 above. Anyone know for sure? Alienware comes with a RAID system. I called Alienware, the maker of high end computers, but their sales team can not and will not answer technical questions, all they want to do is sell you a computer, and Dell won't let you talk to an Alienware technician unless you own an Alienware computer. Back in 2010 I tried backing my data up on a cloud with a cloud service and almost a year after being with them they were negligent and lost all my data when they implemented changes to their operating system. Once bitten, twice shy! I will never completely trust a cloud storage service and if you use one I would backup your backup just in case the cloud service loses your data which, as I found out, is a very real possibility, especially when they, or any company for that matter, implements a change to their operating system.