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If you just randomly have it connected all the time, or if you reconnect it without first fixing the actual malware problem...then yes, your backup might also get screwed up.

Don't do that.

My nightly imaging to the NAS might be affected.
The weekly backup internally in the NAS won't. The PCs know nothing about it.
Only accessible if logged on to the actual NAS.
98%+ time such kind of Malware goes undetected and unnoticed. It may have effected and corrupted the files which you are not using currently so one wouldn't even know that there is a Malware in that package and would copy it to the external storage.

The weekly backup will also be affected.

Seriously if a Malware is able to avoid being detected by Anti Virus Software then what chance does a person stand on checking or tracking it. Because all the instantaneous triggering or noticeable malware can easily be avoided by Anti Virus Software like Kaspersky or Bit-fender. In that case again the Storage being Internal vs External or being backed up daily or once a weak won't matter much.
 
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98%+ time such kind of Malware goes undetected and unnoticed. It may have effected and corrupted the files which you are not using currently so one wouldn't even know that there is a Malware in that package and would copy it to the external storage.

The weekly backup will also be affected.
Well..if you allow something that serious to go on for a month, then nothing will save you.
Something like a ransomware is pretty much immediately evident.

However, I defy anything to jump the 8 miles to the hard drive stashed in my desk drawer at work, containing various critical files.
 
Well..if you allow something that serious to go on for a month, then nothing will save you.
Something like a ransomware is pretty much immediately evident.

However, I defy anything to jump the 8 miles to the hard drive stashed in my desk drawer at work, containing various critical files.
Yeah I added a bit to my post just little before you quoted it.

But yeah I have my main storage server(RAID 1) protected and backed up to second storage sever(RAID 1) and a lot spent into it.

Don't expect all to go to my lengths but for a regular consumer RAID 1 is enough backup security as if he is careless with the way manages his data or how careless one is with the level of security he has on his PC it mostly is not worth the extra expenditure of External Storage Backup. But if one has his work dependent on the Storage then yeah I recommend External backup in addition to Internal storage while running both in RAID 1. Lets say that is like Insurance upon Insurance.
 

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Again, and finally...

Physical drive redundancy and data redundancy.
RAID 1 only protects for one of those.


Now that we've taken the OP's parts request very far off topic...lets agree to disagree.

And I sincerely hope that no one reads this and arrives at the conclusion that a RAID array is a good 'backup' method to protect their data.
 
Again, and finally...

Physical drive redundancy and data redundancy.
RAID 1 only protects for one of those.


Now that we've taken the OP's parts request very far off topic...lets agree to disagree.

And I sincerely hope that no one reads this and arrives at the conclusion that a RAID array is a good 'backup' method to protect their data.
Nothing besides burning important data to M-Disc and storing in a safe case is to be considered as good 'backup'. Everything else is decent and enough.

Yeah we can stop this discussion here.
 

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