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2 500GB Spinpoint F3's or 1 1TB One?

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December 6, 2009 5:42:13 PM

I know i can have the two 500GB in RAID, is that the best way to do it or to just get 1 1TB one?

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December 6, 2009 7:55:51 PM

Depends on what you want really?
if you want good security then go for the two 500gb drives and stick them in RAID 1. You will only have 500gb to play with but it will be backed up. 1TB is a lot of stuff! Would you really fill it up?
December 6, 2009 8:05:46 PM

jamac666 said:
Depends on what you want really?
if you want good security then go for the two 500gb drives and stick them in RAID 1. You will only have 500gb to play with but it will be backed up. 1TB is a lot of stuff! Would you really fill it up?

Wouldnt 2 500GB be 1TB?, in RAID0. I may be confused as to how RAID works here.
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December 6, 2009 10:50:28 PM

i would just stick with 2x500gb hard drives, that way if later on one blows, your not out a whole hard drive

1 500gb is large enough for me, i couldnt emagin filling it, never mind 1tb, i guess if you rip alot of dvds or create alot of iso files you would need the space

if you dont need the extra 500gb, return it or sell it, no need to have more then you need, buy something that is usefull, but if you have the money, go nuts!, lol
December 6, 2009 11:03:33 PM

raid 0 would increase speed but it will increase failure rate. If you have a raid0 array, you should have a backup too
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