Need your expert opinion on this matter -
on Rig 2: (in member configuration)
I run programs such as AutoCAD 2010, Photoshop CS4, Maya 2010 all running on windows7 x64. I also game alot and am an audiophile - I also have an ever increasing number of downloadable content onto my drives.
Currently I have 1 Samsung 500GB HDD which houses all my programs, backup and music/movie collection.
I'm looking to expand my storage needs and was thinking of getting a pair of Seagate Barracuda ES.2 500GB drives - pardon me folks - I live in Bangladesh and this is the only enterprise drive I can get a hold of, and by that this is the only highend drive available. Another drive available now is the HD154UI 1.5TB samsung.
which way do I go?
I need to secure my downloads, music and windows backups. But also want a fast boot drive - thus looking at the ES.2's...but reviews on most sites indicate a drive failure in no more than a year
Help! Please! Would i need a raid array to meet my needs?
I'd want both - thas why i was also looking towards RAID 1+ 0 but then again its biggest downside is the cost of keeping 4 drives...
i have to SAVE up alot from my salary killing my dietary budget cos of it. But what can you guys suggest for moi! Bro, I'd need recommendations on uk sites, newegg prices wont work with uk rates and VAT.
I could look to getting raptors...if SSD's are expensive (i wish i could wait a bit at least for a lil price dip)