Hard Disk Setup Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: June 25, 2010 12:18 AM in Storage Share Clinker42 June 21, 2010 9:34:26 AM Hello, Can you knowledgable guys give me a recommendation on how you would setup your drives. Currently I have the it like this: 1 - 300gb VelociRaptor as my Windows drive and for a game. 1 - 1tb WD Black as a storage for movies. 1 - 1tb WD Green as a storage for Movies and Software copies. Now I have just ordered a 2 tb Hitachi Spin Point and before I install it I thought Id ask if you guys think I would be better off setting it up some other way such as Raid or something. More about : hard disk setup esaglik June 21, 2010 12:11:53 PM if I were you, id cancel the new hard drive, and get two 1TB disks in its place, set the two 1tb drives you already have in raid 0 and set the two new ones in raid 0. make sure you get reliable drives though. gtvr a b G Storage June 21, 2010 12:59:40 PM I don't like raid 0 personally, because to me reliability of my data is more important than saving a second or few seconds here & there. Depends what you are doing with your PC though. Why did you order the 2tb - what was your intent? Are you running low on space, looking for speed, or something else? I'd consider taking the 1gb green, putting it in an enclosure, and using it for external backups, that can be kept separate from the PC. Related resources Setup did not find any sata hard disk drives not going - Forum While xp setup hard disk is not accessible - Forum Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.. - Forum Sony vaio setup did not find any hard disk drives installed - Forum Setup did not find any hard disk - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Clinker42 June 24, 2010 2:03:59 PM Yes the 2 TB is just for extra storage. With the Raid 0 setup, can you have two drives in raid 0 and then have extra drives just as ide type for data storage Thanks gtvr a b G Storage June 25, 2010 12:18:08 AM as non-raid, yes. Although I think that depends some on the bios/RAID controller to some extent - you might need to call a drive a raid drive, but it's a single drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows 7 with SATA hard disk - Setup in IDE mode HD is not recogised? ForumHard Disk Drive not recognized during Windows XP or Windows 7 Setup ForumWindows 98 setup cannot install because of hard disk ForumBest Hard Disk setup ForumHard disk setup for photoshop - help! ForumSetup was unable to format the partition. the disk may be damaged. ForumWindows Setup Can Not Detect New Hard Disk ForumAwesome Desk PC Setup Cools Hard Disk Array Separately ForumHard Disk Drive Setup ForumHard disk not visible to windows setup ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumSeagate Hard Drive not reading ForumI want to connect 20 Hard drive in one system ForumCannot copy file cannot read from the source file or disk trying to copy a folde ForumComputer hangs on startup after adding 1 TB Hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !