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The chances for a drive failure are very slim though, so long as you stay with quality drives like Western Digital, Seagate, and Samsung. At least in my experience.

Running them in a raid doesn't increase the chances for a failure. But the number of drives in a raid increases the chances for failure by the failure rate for each drive. Since if 1 drive goes you lose all data on the array (raid0).

I have yet to have a single HDD fail on me in 20 years (knock on wood). I still have an old 1GB ide drive laying around somewhere that was working the last time I used it several years ago.

I would think that the reliability would have improved over the years and not gotten worse? I see a lot of drive failures from people, but there are also a lot more people using computers today than 5/10/15 years ago. So naturally there are going to be more reports.

Please tell me the quality hasn't went downhill?
No, its basicly like this. (Anology)

1,000 people buy a product, and about 10 of them will actually give the time to review the product. Out of that 10, 9 of them are complaints.
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No, its basicly like this. (Anology)

1,000 people buy a product, and about 10 of them will actually give the time to review the product. Out of that 10, 9 of them are complaints.
Yeah, I'll buy that. If it works they don't care. When it doesn't work they can't wait to complain.

All these reviews I've been reading have been making me nervous about a 4x HDD raid0. I don't have terribly important data to store, but I also don't want the headache of losing it all either. However, I want the performance boost of a 4x HDD raid0.

If the quality has remained unchanged, or even improved, then I'm not worried about a raid0. I can gamble with a 1% failure rate or less. That's a risk I'm willing to take. But a 10% failure rate... no.
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If the quality has remained unchanged, or even improved, then I'm not worried about a raid0. I can gamble with a 1% failure rate or less. That's a risk I'm willing to take. But a 10% failure rate... no.
It's probably not 10%. Best guess is 2-6% - varies widely by brand and model.
     
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I like the discussion, thanks . I will using a lot of it for fraps and loading times, then the SSD for my OS and a few games. With that said, looks like I'll grab 3 of the F3s, the SSD, then make my current Hitachi 2TB as my backup/media drive.
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