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Old 06-15-2007, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is quick, Iam coming up on building my first terabyte raid, I want to use 3 400 gig hard drives as 'storage' and a single 320 seperate from my raid that I will install my os on. Will 3 400's make enough for the terabyte Iam looking for? I know a 500 formats around 465, roughly a 35 gig difference. is it the same for the 400?
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why not just raid 0 2 500gb?
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OR a single 1TB drive?
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Default Re: Rough Estimate on hard drive space

500GB = 465GiB
400GB = 372GiB
320GB = 297GiB
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OR a single 1TB drive?
Well, I would like to experiment with a raid in general, a single drive would defeat the purpose of learning how it works and experiancing the 'work' involved with configuring it. also, 4 400's are 379 as opposed to a 1TB for 399 and offer that chance to try a raid, I will think of either a raid 0 or raid 4
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Ah OK I am sorry, I am getting a few 1tb drives for my next build (yes a few) I am a storadge whore and I am going to need it
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a couple? jesus. See, I am giving my current build (minus the case and powersupply) to my dad. So, he'll have a nice 250 with the AMD and 7600. I'd buy a 1TB, but, that's alot of space to lose to a crash.
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937gb the 1tb drive by hitachi is in reality if my memory serves me right.

to the OP raid 750gb drives and you will end up with more then 1tb problem solved
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