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To RAID or Not (to RAID)? – Mac Geek Gab 805  


John F. Braun
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March 9, 2020 7:30 EDT AM  

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This topic was modified 3 days ago by John F. Braun

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March 9, 2020 10:00 EDT AM  

RAID is obnoxious. Avoid it as much as possible. What we need is not RAID but much larger SSD, including external portable ones with 8 TB and 16 TB at least.