Simple question, but I bet the answer( are quite a bit more complicated.
Generally speaking, is it smarter/better to use a synchronization or backup program to preserve precious data in event of a computer/hard drive catastrophe or is raid more applicable here where I should, "in theory" be able to restore data if I lose a drive.
I'm sure you want to know more information to be able to answer this question. Instead of writing a 2 page description, I'll just say that I was trying to think of a good way to backup some important files relevant to my thesis from my aging laptop today and downloaded a sync program to save said data to my external drive. This got me thinking that something similar might be a nice alternative to raid in order to safeguard data on various disks at home(movies, recorded tv, pictures, etc).