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Should i buy a none RAID hard drive?

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March 6, 2010 8:15:35 PM

Hello,I just bought a new comp and I ordered it with 1TB RAID 0 (2 500g) should I also buy a none RAID hard drive just in case of failure?

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a b G Storage
March 6, 2010 8:35:09 PM

It certainly wouldn't hurt to purchase a green drive for backup purposes or at the very least, make sure you routinely backup your important files to DVD. There's no redundancy in a raid 0 array. You might also check with your ISP and see if they offer any kind of a backup/storage service. My ISP is qwest and they do have an online backup for their users.
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March 6, 2010 9:28:30 PM

Should you spend $50 to back up your data? I'm from Dallas, and I'm not that stupid as to ask that question...
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a c 288 G Storage
March 6, 2010 11:51:53 PM

If you value your data, plan on EXTERNAL backup.

I would opt for a single 1tb drive instead of two 500gb drives in raid-0. Your OS will perform better.
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March 7, 2010 5:06:24 PM

Best answer selected by TexasRaised.
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a b G Storage
March 8, 2010 2:28:55 PM

Thank you for nominating me for best answer!!!
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