Suzy Wong posted:
I can still see no reason for using more than one drive (in the same enclosure) if it’s just for music, but others will no doubt have different views on this.
Probably in the (probably forlorn) hope that in the event of a hard disk failure I wouldn’t have to spend hours/days/weeks/months/years(?) re-ripping our 2300 CDs .....started last August and still got over 100 to do!
And I have yet to convince my dearly-beloved of the easiness of streaming...she prefers sticking the silver discs into the Karik/CDX/Meridian200/CD3.5/Denon.............
My point is that putting a backup disc in the same enclosure is ineffective. It may work if the main drive fails, but it gives zero protection if there is a fault elsewhere in the enclosure, or in the event of fire, theft, flood etc. So yes, you should have a second drive, but in a second enclosure in a different location. Then if one fails, the other can immediately be used to play music, as well as to restore data to a replacement drive.