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If I raid1 a black and a green, will the black slow down?
Yes. I wouldn't recommend that.

But you can do manual backups from one to the other.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/
http://clonezilla.org/
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

There's lots of good backup software out there.
     
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Also, can I make 2 partitions on green(each 1tb) and raid1 the a 1TB black hdd with the 1tb partition and basically the other 1tb on the green is free for whatever?
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Is there any kind of raid that will work well here? If not, I guess I'll just get 1tb of black and use the green for backup... etc.


EDIT: Any better suggestions than black? Or is it the best?
Edited by Nebster - 8/8/11 at 4:11am
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I bought 3 WD 2TB greens and have them in RAID 5, they perform really well as storage drives. I wouldn't use them for booting OS or running applications from, but lets face it, as storage, how often do you actually need to right data to them?
I have 2 WD Raptors in RAID 0 for my OS/apps/games and they backup to my RAID 5 array.

I will buy an SSD to replace the raptors as soon as the OH lets me!!
     
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Is there any kind of raid that will work well here? If not, I guess I'll just get 1tb of black and use the green for backup... etc.
Any RAID array will only perform at the slowest disk in that arrays performance.

Also, you cannot hardware RAID logical volumes as stated above (as far as I know).
I would never reccomend software RAID to anyone, hardware is more reliable and performs much better

In large SAN arrays, one faulty disk can bring the performance of the whole array down.
Edited by Mattyd893 - 8/8/11 at 4:27am
     
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Also, can I make 2 partitions on green(each 1tb) and raid1 the a 1TB black hdd with the 1tb partition and basically the other 1tb on the green is free for whatever?
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Is there any kind of raid that will work well here? If not, I guess I'll just get 1tb of black and use the green for backup... etc.


EDIT: Any better suggestions than black? Or is it the best?
What SATA does your MB support? 2 or 3?

Also, what do you actually want to use these drives for and do you really need the extra performance of the Black drive? If WD is your preferred manufacturer and all you want is storage the green should be fine. The RPMs are lower when idle and therefore is quieter and uses less power... therefore giving you more tolerance for OC'ing :-)
Edited by Mattyd893 - 8/8/11 at 5:14am
     
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two sata 3 and four sata 2 slots.

No raid then. I guess I'll use the green for back up of the black and the ssd. And use the extra TB for whatever's not speed dependent. I'm assuming the green is much more reliable and less faulty, right?
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Well best thing to do is have SSD for OS and important frequent programs. WD Black ~ 500-640GB to install games and keep temp files. 1-2TB Green Drive for storage of music,videos,game backups etc.

Personally got 80GB SSD + 500GB Seagate 7200.12 for games and 2 x 2TB Seagate LPs.
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Your 120GB SSD should be more than big enough for OS and apps.
I would then use the Black drive for all other data like media and any databases you may have.
Set up your backups to run to the green, schedule them to run whenever you are not likely to be using your computer.
Do not forget regular disk maintenance on the SSD, Windows for example keeps a lot of unneccesary data like Serv Pack install files, and the Temp folders aren't necessarily cleared that often. The Disk cleanup wizard will help you keep these clean and make best use of you space. With Win 7 you can change the location of your libraries and downloads folders, do this also for any apps you use to download to point to your black.
Also, to keep everything neat and tidy check your installed programs, particularly if you have a pre-built machine from a supplier and remove any un-necessary apps/addons, occasionally you will sometimes find that a new version of a vendours software does not remove the old installation, Adobe used to be a culprit of this.
Win 7 by default runs a defrag on your drives once a week but check it to make sure.

If your 1TB black is Sata 3 then make sure you connect it to the right port!!

Not trying to teach you to suck eggs, just making sure all bases are covered :-)
Edited by Mattyd893 - 8/8/11 at 6:57am
     
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Black Ice GT Stealth 240mm Rad Laing DDC-1+ Pump EK Waterblocks 10335 EK-Supreme Highflow CPU Bl... EK-FC5970  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung Syncmaster 2494 Steelseries 6Gv2 XFX Pro 850W Silver 88%Eff 
CaseMouse
Xigmatek Elysium Steelseries Xai 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R XFX HD 5970 @ 950MHz 12GB Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 
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SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Corsair H80 Win 7 Ultimate X64 
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Syncmaster 2494 Steelseries 6Gv2 XFX Pro 850W Silver 88%Eff CoolerMaster CM690 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R XFX HD 5970 @ 950MHz & 1250MHz Mem 12GB Corsair Vengeance 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Xtreme 240GB Who Cares? Custom Loop Win 7 Ultimate X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster 2494 Steelseries 6Gv2 XFX Pro 850W Silver 88%Eff HAF 922 
Mouse
Steelseries Xai 
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Thanks everyone. You've been great help.
My rig...
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2500K - 4.8GHz @ 1.42 Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z EVGA 560 Ti 2GB EVGA 560 Ti 2GB 
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G.SKILL 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Force 3 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB WD Caviar Green 2TB 
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Antec Kuhler 920 Asus VG236 OCZ ZX Series 850W NZXT Vulcan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500K - 4.8GHz @ 1.42 Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z EVGA 560 Ti 2GB EVGA 560 Ti 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Force 3 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB WD Caviar Green 2TB 
CoolingMonitorPowerCase
Antec Kuhler 920 Asus VG236 OCZ ZX Series 850W NZXT Vulcan 
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