I also was originally thinking about going with raid 0, and correct me if I’m wrong, but raid 0 doesn’t give any performance boost in games right? It’s only good if u moving large files from folder to folder or something like that... I want to get 2 hdd one for OS/games and use the other one for movies/music + if one fail I still have the other 1. Looking at the (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11) are all of them the same accept for the size? Will the hdd be faster if I get a smaller hdd for games like 500g and get 1tb for movies/music or will the 500g and 1T work exactly the same?
These are all important questions to me. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Yeah I agree, the raptor is extremely loud and not worth the price/performance/storage ratio.
I swear by the seagate drives. Especially the 500GB onces. Don't bother with raid, in my experience its more trouble then its worth. As for having multiple drives each for its own purpose. Once again waste of time.
Here is my advice,
== Buy one monster drive say 500gb, or even 1tb if you need it, and have a second one of equal or bigger space and kept in an external enclosure via esata. Setup backup software to backup your data daily or once a week or something as it changes. There are tons of programs out there that does this.
When your not using the backup/external drive, keep it unplugged and turned off. This is the way to keep your data safe, secure from whatever may happen, viruses that delete pictures and hose the os power surges, leaky ceilings and acts of god.
That is the best/cheapest route. Easiest to configure and least likely scenario of having any issues. Raid, your asking for trouble especially lost data.