How do people generally have their storage drives setup?

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Some of my offline hard drives have been failing abruptly with the click of death when I attempt to power them on again and with no spares left to make more copies thought it'd be a good time to finally get a tape drive setup to do proper back ups. Went with a used LTO 5 drive + 37TB of tapes which came to £150 in total. One of my USB hard drives (which annoyingly had some data on it I hadn't made another copy of) died the instant I plugged it into the tape drive computer to create a back-up copy just after it was used 1 minute earlier in another computer. I can only think pulling the 12v DC power cable out was what killed it even though I've done it that way hundreds of times.
 
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On my previous PC I had:
1x 1TB Samsung 830 SSD for Windows
1x 2TB Samsung 840 SSD for games
2x 1TB Samsung HDD in Raid 0 for documents and photos

Tragically, I lost both my HDDs and 2TB SSDs somehow with nothing recoverable. Thankfully I also had a NAS where everything had been backed up until last year.

In my new PC I have:
1x 2TB WD SN850X NVMe for Windows and files
1x 2TB Samsung 990 Pro NVMe for games

My files are now backed up on OneDrive but I need to reset up my NAS.
 
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Currently I have

Gaming PC:
1x 1tb nvme wd black 750 I think as os/apps drive
1x 2tb same drive as games/media
A couple of SATA SSDs also as backups, just for music and docs, not bulk storage

Daily driver PC, is just SATA SSDs
240gb samsung evo os drive
240gb music/docs backup... kingston something or other
1tb Samsung QVO for games/general media
 
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I stupidly built an ITX system about 3 years ago now, was a Node 304 so i had the idea of sticking 6 big high capacity drives in it, the GPU is ever so slightly too long to get the last two cages in, so I've currently got about 6-7 external WD MyBook's hooked up.

I desperately need those 24TB drives to come down in price. For years I bought drives that only gave me an extra couple terabytes of space on the previous drive I had, they evaporates extremely quickly with 4k video files and ever increasing game file sizes.
 
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Main PC has 1tb NVME, plus a 2 TB SSD for stuff. Streaming box has 1 TB NVME, plus 2x 4TB SSD for storage, no raid or zfs etc., just vanilla. Old server, which acts as a backup machine, has 4x 4TB HDD in ZFS RAIDZ1 pool, plus a 128 GB SSD (my very first one a Crucial M4 from years and years ago!...writing this makes me concerned that's how I've set it up :cry:)

Looking to combine the servers back into one machine, so will end up with the hard drives and the two 4TB SSDs in the machine. Not really sure how to arrange everything then, probably just the same as the ZFS pool is the drive failure mode backup.
 
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