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Old 05-27-2009, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Dizzle Drives

So I thought I had like 100 gigs to spare, but I looked today and apparently my 500GB drive is full.

Time to buy more of that yummy cheap hard drive space.

Specs in sig. I have a 500gb internal, which I currently backup to a 500gb external.

2 questions:

1. I was thinking about getting 2 1TB drives and doing RAID1.
My motherboard says "Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function" on gigabyte's website (ga-ep35-ds3r)
Does that mean I don't need a raid controller?
If not, recommend one to me?

Is it easy to setup RAID1? Never had more than one internal hard drive before...

2. Right now, these are the two I'm looking at:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives

I'm planning on leaving my OS and programs installed on my 500 gig, so the 1TB drives will pretty much just be storage.

Does that mean it would be better to get the Caviar Green?
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Which one should I go with? I'd love to save the $10x2=$20, but if another hard drive is worth it, then it's worth considering.

Not how I intended to spend my birthday money, but I guess it could be worse :P

Thanks for any responses
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