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I understand the cost issue for RAID 5 vs RAID 1 - more drives, more expensive NAS, etc.

If your storage needs are larger (e.g. more than 12 TB), RAID 5 can actually be more cost-effective than RAID 1. To get 12 TB of RAID 1 storage, you need 24 TB of physical storage in 2x12 TB disks. To get 12 TB of RAID 5 storage, you only need 16 TB of physical storage in 4x4 TB disks. There is still a cost premium on large disks, so the cost savings on the smaller disks and on 8TB of storage should more than pay for the increased cost of a 4-bay NAS.

I also distrust data tapes, the "cloud", etc. What I have done is to buy 2 sets of 4 TB portable drives to which I copy the backup. These are stored off-site, and rotated monthly. This means that at most I will lose a month of my personal stuff, which I figure is recoverable.

(If I ran a business from home, I'd have a more robust backup scheme.)
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