Question Storage and backup expansion help needed

explore4days

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I’d like some recommendations on what’s the best options for expanding my storage and backup abilities.
My system is
OS : Win 7
Case : Full Cooler Master
Motherboard: Asus p6x58d
CPU : i7 938 2.8 ghz
CPU cooling: i7 990x extreme cpu cooler
Memory: ddr3-1333 4 GB x6= 24GB
GPU : Asus strix GTX 970
PSU : Antec 750w
Avermedia CE310B pcie capture card
2 hot swap decks
1 LG blue ray rewrite drive
1 Samsung blue ray player
1 multi recording drive
NZXT sentry mix 2 fan controller

My storage is generally photos / videos,
and a ton of mapping data.

The updates I’m needing :
6-8 more SATA ports for storage drives via PCIe card
Also a Usb3 card if room allows

My current storage drives:
Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD
Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD
2 Seagate 1TB 7200 HHD
1 Samsung 2TB HHD
& I’ll be adding another large HHD

I have 3 open slots:
1 PCIeX16 express
1 PCI 16
1 PC 12
What’s the best SATA cards to buy/ install?
And best backup options?
Thanks in advance.
 
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USAFRet

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For the backup....anything external to this system.
USB, NAS, cloud, whatever...or all of the above.

Couple of main things:
Automated
Know how to recover


"more SATA ports"
For what? There are multiple external enclosures with 4-8 drive bays, as well as a NAS.


For internal drives, you just want larger drivs, rather than add a PCIe-SATA device to connect more internally.
Replace your 1 and 2TB drives with larger, and move those to an external thing for backup space.
 

explore4days

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Eventually I’ll migrate my storage drives into an external NAS with larger drives, but I don’t have the money currently. I also have 3 HHD external storage drives.
That said I’m looking for inexpensive ways to connect everything internally for now.

My backup is currently via hard drives & DVD’s,
because I don’t often utilize most of the stored data. And when I do access speeds not needed.
Thanks again ahead of time.
 

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