I recently had my OCZ SSD go belly up and its got me thinking more and more about backups. I already keep my important items on a separate drive than my OS, but I have no actual backup for them. What I was thinking was simplifying my drives setup.
My current setup consists of a 60gb SSD, a 1tb drive and a few old 250gb drives. What I had in mind was moving toward something like this:
60gb SSD - OS (and a few programs that require a 'C' drive install).
300gb 10000 RPM - Main drive for program/apps installations.
1tb - Music, etc... (All media)
2tb - Used only for backups.
This would require buying the 10000 RPM drive (link $149) and a 2tb drive (link $109)
I know that platform drives are aging technology, but SSD's are pretty pricy still. So the question is:
For my programs/apps installations, would I be better suited buying a 300gb 10K RPM drive for $149 or spending $250-300 on another SSD at around 120gb? I really don't want to spend the money on an SSD if there's no real reason to do so.
Too complicated IMHO...Lots of different sizes and volumes out there.
Since you are doing a backup, why not pick up 2 1tb or 2x750G drives and put them in RAID 0 for performance? You will have performance, and simplicity. And if this saves you some money you can upgrade the SSD or just save it....