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Raid 0 worth it?

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I have 2 500GB WD caviar blacks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

They are currently in RAID 0, I'm getting ready to install a SSD and put my OS on it, do I really need to keep my HDDs in raid? It will be used for Games, Music, and storage.

Any suggestions? leave in raid 0 and make raid 1?
     
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Well if a raid 0 dies you lose all the data, raid 1 you save the data if a drive dies. You could buy one more 500gb and do a raid 5 or buy 2 more drives and do a raid 10.
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im not an expert on raid, i have my OS drives in raid 0..

if the information (music, movies etc) are important, then id say go with mirroring (raid 1)

other wise, use the drives as two drives and fill them up..

with raid 0, if one fails, you lose all data

again, i know a small amount about raid, someone will be able to come in and elaborate alot more then me
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It's all up to you, do you want data security of data speeds? I personally love having a RAID 0 but that's just me.
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Well if a raid 0 dies you lose all the data, raid 1 you save the data if a drive dies. You could buy one more 500gb and do a raid 5 or buy 2 more drives and do a raid 10.
I would do this. I definitely will when I Go SSD. that way we get a blistering fast OS Boot. and super fast File access.
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I would either Raid 1 them, or just leave them un-raided and back up the drive with your info on it to the other empty drive.
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Short Answer NO you dont need to keep them in Raid,

just use them as Sata drives use one for data backups and the other to install software on,
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of course its worth it.....just use common sense and back up your drives
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I have to seriously laugh at anyone scared of losing data with Raid 0.

If your not Raided and a drive dies you lose all the data. If you have 2 drives in raid0 yeah your end up loosing it too but you still have an extra drive to wipe and boot.

Its not like you are in a worse off position than normal. I guess that fear of complication in possible recovery is what gets people.
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If you don't care about load times in games then just split them. You can go with raid1 if you are worried about losing any data or just go with no raid and have the extra space.

If it were me though, I would keep the raid0 for games only and grab a 1TB green drive for media/storage.
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