Backup RAID 1 Drive with Third-party software: AOMEI Backupp

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

This article is aimed at discussing how to backup RAID 1 drive and why we need to do so. We also give a detailed introduction to RAID 1 at the beginning of this text, read it carefully before you starting this article.

Definition of RAID 1 drive

Raid 1 is an exact copy of a set of data on two or more disks, it optimizes the redundancy by creating image files for the source data, the image data and the source data are backup data to each other. And this lead to a big benefit: RAID can read the image data directly when the original data are busy, that is to say, RAID 1 has better reading performance than any other levels of RAID arrays. However, RAID 1 also has its weakness, it is the most expensive RAID array in unit costs and what’s more, since all the data are duplicated, twice of the storage space is necessary, that means RAID 1’s storage capacity requirements is the largest compared to other RAID arrays.

RAID 1

Why backup RAID 1 drive?

Although RAID 1 has a data protect function, backup RAID 1 drive is also important. Because the RAID 1’s work mode is to create images for original data not for the whole disk, and more than that, its major purpose is to enhance the reading speed, not to enhance the data security. Not only that, you also can backup RAID 1 drive to avoid system crash and data loss which may cause by software conflict, HDD overload, bad ram or hacker attacks. The best way to prevent these unwanted accidents is to install backup software.

Free backup software for RAID 1 drive – AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper
It’s a good habit to do a backup for your RAID when everything is just running fine. By doing so, you can easily recover your system to previous state without suffering the great pain to waste your precious time to reinstall your operating system and software. Is there a professional backup software to backup RAID 1 drive? The answer is YES! In the throng contestants, AOMEI Backupper is the most advised solution for RAID backup task. This is a powerful software which allows you to do system/partition/disk backup for RAID 1, it also provides the permission to do schedule backup, incremental and differential backup if there is a need. In a word, AOMEI Backupper is a mature data protect freeware for all kinds of disk array, especially for RAID. The detailed steps to realize free backup RAID 1 without data loss please refer to: How to Backup Disk for Windows PC and Server?