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My Storage & Backup Strategy for 2017

Services & Hardware used:
Seagate Archive HDD 8TB:
TerraMaster D5-300:
Synology DiskStation:

Cloud Backup Services (no syncing or sharing)
Backblaze (unlimited cloud backup):

Cloud Storage Services with Sync:
Sync (Canada based):
pCloud (based in Switzerland):


34 comments on “My Storage & Backup Strategy for 2017

  1. please please please can you direct me to the best info for an absolute begginer who is wanting the best solution/system for backing up and storing video on a shoestring budget. Or at least, I don't want to invest hundreds of quid in raid etc just yet. I am starting out and experimenting. All i have right now is a 1tb hard drive and im syncing it to backblaze. This is all i have. I know its primitive AF but I know I can do so much better with only spending a little more but i am struggling to find info for someone like myself. I currently only have half a tb of footage. In the next year, I may have 15tb, i am not sure,. I imagine I just need a sustem if i dont wanna spend 600 quid on raid and nas etc. Is there an article somewhere you have seen that can give me info on how to store safely? Maybe I just keep doing what im doing but back it up to another external hard drive? But how am I to learn this without finding out teh fundamentals the hard way. MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP FROM ANYONE!!

  2. Did these companies pay you 💰 to promote museum products that are out dated 🤨🤣😂😅

    Because- if u r not paid by these companies my next question would be are u taking drugs

  3. This vid is over a year old, but still worth commenting on – I see many comments suggesting cloudwards does not know what he is taking about, but while some of those are actually well founded the important thing to remember is that he is talking about what suits HIS own needs, even if it may not be the most efficient. I myself am no expert but I will stress is that anyone thinking of setting up a reliable backup MUST include the cloud backup solution as he states, otherwise it is pointless. All that RAID + NAS is pointless if house burns down. Not only do you want to have cloud backup, but it must include replication across two or more datacenters, AND be fully 256bit encrypted both in flight and at rest, with full NO-KNOWLEDGE, again which he did mentioned. I happen to use DeepBlue Backup for this reason but also for SIMPLICITY sake! (No, I am NOT being paid to mention them). They are a UK only service and provide a backup client which lets you create local backup sets as well as cloud backup (inc NAS). Still thought it was a good vid on the whole, and interesting to see the different perspectives.

  4. Simple question: what happens if you lose power (thunder storm) or disconnection of power to both of these devices? Like do you lose your data etc? Any heads up is appreciated and maybe as well what kind of back up ups suggestions if possible for them as well. Thanks again and nice vid.

  5. This guy has no clue about technology lol, why the fook are you editing videos across the lan to the NAS edit on local SSD dump to NAS. jeez man. And raid 5 really!

  6. Performance with USB 3.0?
    Even USB 3.1 has more latency than direct SATA. ESATA for speed and portability.
    Transfer large amounts of data over wifi??
    I would never trust any free cloud backup service. They can dissappear or loose your data and you got nothing, plus, do you know how long it would take to download that amount of data over your Internet connection?

  7. RAID5 won't protect you from viruses and ransomware. I used to work for an internet company that used RAID5 on their servers and someone opened a virus on the server and they lost all their data as the virus wrote itself across all 5 disks. RAID5 will only protect in the case one drive fails.

  8. As far as I know, the Archive drives are no good choice for NAS. I suggest WD Red and Seagate Ironwolf, you can also get them with restoration service insurance in case of harddrive failure. Raid0 should also be avoided, if you don't have time to download some Terabytes from online backup service in case one harddrive crashes. I hope the discs are still okay and running.

  9. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but archive drives with SMR will give you probably the worst performance you can possibly get in a RAID unit, as their write performance penalty will cause you serious lags (particularly because RAID requires a load of background writing). Terrible performance. Archive drives are best when used as a location that doesn't get loads of writes; they're just good at reads.

    They also don't have the same shock-absorbing properties that a proper NAS drive has, so you'll be reducing their lifespan by having them in a RAID enclosure packed tightly together.

    They're better in something like an archive situation (hence the name) where they are written to once and the data doesn't change much. Also useful for doing offsite backup, where you can just dump your backup overnight (not caring about write time) and take the drive away in the morning.

  10. I think you’re the same Mauricio I’ve viewed a number of times. And I believe you know a thing or two about Synology NAS systems.
    I'm struggling to sync my external USB drive (which needs to be linked directly to my Mac), with my DISKSTATION 916+ NAS.
    I've installed all the packages, created a shared folder within File Station, but do not know how to get the NAS to recognize and two-way sync with the drive.
    Are you willing to give me feedback/pointers about my issue? Please let me know, thank you.

  11. Title should be "What I think I will do maybe it works"
    Maybe you should do test first and then talk about it. If you already did (few months age) you properly know that this is no go for 2017.

  12. The limiting factor with your NAS is not (in my opinion) the speed of the disks, because a modern harddrive puts 140 mb/s down. The question is, if the NAS itself and your network is capable of 140 mb/s …
    but if you are so into speed… why not consider raid 10?!

  13. Complete Trash, You need two Synology DS1815+ and just start with three drives in each @ 4TB each; plus each has installed a 1TB SSD to use as cache in the first bay,
    That will give you four empty bays for expansion in the future and in a raid 5 roughly 7.2TB on each.

    You attached one on your local network, you attach the other offsite at another locations network and you set them to sync overnight.
    This will be a disaster recovery and the local system will haver a one disk failure until you pop more drives in, up to three disk failure.

    You will spend around $2500 to $3000 on this setup.

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