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Western Digital Caviar Black Question

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December 27, 2010 10:31:13 AM

Hello, I've been wondering if it is better to get two "WD1002FAEX 1TB" drives instead of one "WD2001FASS 2TB" drive?

I need to have a partition for my PC games installs and another one for data storage from my old drives (I'm retiring my old drives because one is about 7 years old "WD 80GB IDE" and the other one is about 6 years old "Maxtor 250GB IDE")

I know that the WD 2TB is a tiny bit faster than the WD 1TB but I have a feeling that having two separted drives whould be more reliable, safer for long term storage and maybe faster than a single massive drive.

So, what do you guys think about my decision? :sol: 
December 27, 2010 1:00:57 PM

2 drives in Raid0 ?
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December 27, 2010 1:32:35 PM

Nope, I dislike Raid so I don't use it ;) 
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December 27, 2010 9:50:13 PM

then a single drive would be better.

Single > two smaller

Two Smaller RAID0 > single larger.

hope that helps
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December 27, 2010 10:47:39 PM

In what aspect is a single hard drive better? :??: 
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