I purchased the WD My Book Live Duo 8TB because the 8TB was something I wanted. I use Windows File History to back up Documents, Music and Video (mostly precious home videos.)
I have a copy of my pictures on SkyDrive and I also back those up along with documebts to iDrive.
The WD My Book Live Duo 8TB is not going to be a primary storage device. It is basically an aux copy of what I already back up, sans the videos, which this will be the primary backup.
Currently, with File History having run 3 times, I have 2.5TB remaining out of 8TB and the way file history works, I really don’t need the full 8TB. But oddly, peace of mind for me is having storage and lots of it.
Should I give up 4TB to go RAID1, just to have more peace of mind? The home movies are very precious and hard to save over SkyDrive and iDrive (and would get expensive). Should I get another WD My Book Live Duo 8TB just for the video and make it RAID1?
Thanks in advance for the advice…