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but really what is the probability of a drive failing?
Do I need to immediately purchase a back up drive

well you could wait and buy a back up drive and go ahead now if you dont have the cash to do it now.. but be sure to get a back up drive as soon as you can.. mind you i am a back up freak and lobbist lol
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post #22 of 23
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but really what is the probability of a drive failing?
Do I need to immediately purchase a back up drive

dive failure percentage is pretty small with WD drives, cant really speak for seagate. id be grabbing a 1TB or larger backup drive, like a WD mybook or something to be safe.

and always run backups weekly at the minimum.
Edited by PCSarge - 10/27/12 at 12:26pm
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post #23 of 23
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what are the odds that i will lose any data from raid 0

When your drive dies, you will lose data.

Think of it this way, without raid you only have one drive which is prone to failure, now in raid you have two.

I always have a separate drive for games and multimedias, that drive also hold the image clone of my OS drive, so that if it fails i always have my clone ready to be restored.

Bottom line is that raid wont magically kill your drives, if you don't bother backing up your system before you raid, you don't have to do it now when raiding
Edited by ghostrider85 - 10/27/12 at 12:46pm
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