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How did you organize your archive? How do you store files? What hardware do you use? What software do you use? How do you catalog the files in your archive? What software do you use? I want my archive to be reliable. I want to find files in archive quickly. I want to use automated archiving and cataloging tools, schedule. I want to make few copies of archive automatically. I want to store copies of archive in different locations. I run Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
I'm building a new Win10 workstation for Cakewalk, and have been doing some testing of RAID1 (Mirroring). I've tried three scenarios: 1) Win10 native software RAID1 2) Win10 Storage Spaces 2-way mirror 3) Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) motherboard hardware/SATA RAID1. Note: In all scenarios, both drives in the mirror are Seagate Iron Wolf 7200 rpm. Test Cases: In each off the three RAID configurations above, I created a test Cakewalk project, armed an audio track, clicked "record", waited approx. 10-15 seconds, then unplugged the power cable to one of the hard-drives in the mirrored pair, to simulate a drive failure. In all three test cases, Cakewalk continued to run for approx. 3-5 seconds after the power was unplugged from the drive, then I got the classic "Audio Engine Dropout" message, and the Cakewalk application hung up for awhile. Objective: In a perfect world, I'd like to have Cakewalk keep running, recording to the surviving drive in the mirror pair, and be alerted so that I could replace the bad drive later, but allow the current tracking take to continue without disrupting Cakewalk (i.e. Audio Dropout + application hang-up). Glyph: I talked to Glyph today about their 2-drive solutions. Sounds like it's not a sure thing that Cakewalk would continue running with their mirrored pair arrays either--not sure if I want to invest in one to test or not, but might have to get a unit to test if I want to find out for sure. RAID 5 (or 10) options: I also wonder if perhaps a 3-5 disk array running RAID 5 (or perhaps RAID 10) might provide more continuity and not disrupt Cakewalk,/cause the Audio Dropout and application hang. I'd love to hear any experiences that folks have had using and actually testing RAID. Thanks