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Best HDD choices for RAID configuration for Video Editing (and Gaming)

Hi all, good afternoon.

I'm building a new computer for editing/gaming (mostly editing) and working on building a RAID 5 configuration. I need help deciding which drives to get for the Raid 5 and gaming.

For the RAID 5, I'm eyeing the HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 4TB (I would buy 4 of them)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822146116

For gaming, I'm eyeing the WD Gold 2TB Datacenter (I would buy just 1)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1Z4-0002-002V0

My goal is to edit in 1080/2K/4K (working on a videography business).

What do you think?
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  1. That might be OK if you choose to buy a dedicated RAID controller card. Why? Because then you aren't tied to a specific motherboard RAID implementation. You have a chance of keeping your data if your motherboard goes bye-bye. Since this is a business be sure you have a bullet proof backup strategy. RAID is not a substitute for backups.
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  2. kanewolf said:
    That might be OK if you choose to buy a dedicated RAID controller card. Why? Because then you aren't tied to a specific motherboard RAID implementation. You have a chance of keeping your data if your motherboard goes bye-bye. Since this is a business be sure you have a bullet proof backup strategy. RAID is not a substitute for backups.


    given all you said, are these drives good enough for RAID?

    And how about the HDD for gaming?
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    It is not the quality of the drive that is in question. It is the accidental deletes, or corruptions, or changes, that require backups. None of those things are protected by RAID.

    I would recommend you have an SSD rather than more HDDs.
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