I have been wanting to get a large capacity RAID setup for awhile. I currently backup all of my picture files (mainly RAW) to two separate WD 4 TB hard drives. Once I put the files on the primary, I manually back them up to the 2nd drive.
I am getting close to actually getting a RAID setup so I don’t have to manually backup files; however, yesterday, I read a comment about the WD My Book Duo that said that it uses AES Hardware Encryption. The comment stated that if the drives fail (notably, the USB connection), then you cannot recover the data. You have to reformat the drives to be able to use them again.
Is this true? What is the remedy? It almost sounds as if you have to have another separate storage system that mirrors what’s on those RAID drives in the My Book Duo.