My Experience Building a Raid 5 Server

I recently built my first RAID server. I’ve been the victim of 2 hard drive crashes where I lost data. I have a large media collection that includes tons of digital pictures, family videos of over 30 DV tapes I’ve captured, and countless other irreplaceable data. Concerned with the possibility of losing all of this I finally decided to dive into the world of data redundancy. I wrote “Guide to Protect Your Digital Camera Photos with Automated Backups” if you’re interested in protecting your digital media as well with Offsite backups being a very important part of the equation which I will write about soon.

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