I currently have a 64GB WD SiliconEdge Blue SSD (OS drive) and a 500GB 7200RPM Hitachi HDD that is currently storing all of my other data (a lot of documents, programs, Steam games). I have 34.7 GB left on the HDD and would like to increase that; however, I don't want to get a put in a new hard drive, copy all of the data, and then have to create new shortcuts and all that stuff (since the OS drive has to reference all that stuff). I was hoping I could solve this with a RAID 0 array, but after reading about how it stores data that sounds unlikely - any comments here would be appreciated.
Aside from that, I will probably use 2x500GB drives in RAID 0, but then can I use RAID 1 with a 1TB drive to mirror those (I have one lying around)? And if so, how do I set this up properly?
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I can only afford one more disk, so RAID 1 sounds like the best option.
Does brand matching have an effect on the speed? I'm assuming that the slowest drive limits the speed of the array. The 1TB I have is a Hitachi Deskstar, and I plan on just getting 1 more if a Samsung F3 won't make a difference.