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Old 01-20-2009, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have to buy a 500 Gb HHD........but my budget also allows me to buy 2x250 Gb HHD's.............which one is better???? 2 or 1????......
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Gof or the 500GB Hard drive. If you have enough money lying around for 2x250 HHD's you should consider a decent hard drive like the Western Digital Black Cavair 640Gig models.
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What do you want the hdd for??

Speed or reliablity?
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Single 500GB gets my vote.
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Gof or the 500GB Hard drive. If you have enough money lying around for 2x250 HHD's you should consider a decent hard drive like the Western Digital Black Cavair 640Gig models.
+1 to that.
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Not to mention 1 drive is half as likely to fail as 2.
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Not to mention 1 drive is half as likely to fail as 2.
Indeed. I'd just partition the one, just in case something happens to the first partition, you have a backup.
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I have to buy a 500 Gb HHD........but my budget also allows me to buy 2x250 Gb HHD's.............which one is better???? 2 or 1????......
One HD is always better than two assuming they add up to the same size. By getting two you split your capacity and you will have slower access times in general because of the extra IO overhead involved with 2 drives.
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I think the IO overhead involved in having two or more drives is having to locate "My Computer" and finding the file you're after - that's a big one.
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