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Old 07-18-2007, 11:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're not worried about the non-fault tolerance of RAID 0, then go ahead and get the two 250s.

If it were me, I would just go for the single 500GB HDD, because I don't care about the couple seconds waiting time difference.
Yup, OnlyCurious if you want performance I said get a Raptor instead, they are a little pricier but are worth it if you want a performance boost in the OS. Anyway I would definitely go with the 500GB HD.
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i use mine for watching movies...gaming.. i know in everyday use its like useless..but for intensive games like say oblivion or bfxxxx, i think 2 hard drives helps a lot in terms of loading time...
yeah i guess but whats a few seconds extra in loading time? 30 seconds wouldn't even really be a big deal to me. i guess its just personal preference.
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Well I would get the WD Cavier 500 gig.. and get a 70 gig raptor. Just my own personal set up, works well.
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the best of both worlds...raid 0 and a backup...

i just got my 500gb seagate 7200.10, and i couldn't be happier backing up all my files into it..while using the raid 0 for performance
why does everyone talk about hard drive failure so much with raiding ( does it mean raiding the drives lowers the lifespan or what? ). I had this crappy compaq 7200 rpm hd for 4 years now and it hasnt failed once, yet all my friends hard drives constantly die out...what gives?
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its not that it fails more..its just a lot worse when it fails...your data is split up into 2 drives...so if one fails...that other drive is useless since it only has half the data on it
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It's just that if one goes down, all data is lost between the two hard drives...but now a days, hard drives don't fail as much, I think. RAIDing I imagine, doesn't decrease lifespan, only load times.
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its not that it fails more..its just a lot worse when it fails...your data is split up into 2 drives...so if one fails...that other drive is useless since it only has half the data on it
Does this mean you'll end up w/ unreadable files or you'll retrieve half of your files?
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so...how hard will it be to get 2 seagates 7200.10 hard drives and Raid em 0? Ill be doing the hardware type of Raid right?
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:58 AM   #19 (permalink)
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yea your most mobos today support hardware raid...it won't be hard...but if u use 2 big hds for raid..its gonna cost a bit of cash...im only using 160's to raid and i get a total of 298GB...

and the data is unreadable...

data can't be read-------------------when its split up
like this cuz it doesn't----------------know wtf is going on
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yea your most mobos today support hardware raid...it won't be hard...but if u use 2 big hds for raid..its gonna cost a bit of cash...im only using 160's to raid and i get a total of 298GB...

and the data is unreadable...

data can't be read-------------------when its split up
like this cuz it doesn't----------------know wtf is going on
Lol thanks,

that was a------------------nice diagram
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