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Need a RAID-1 box and 2 HDDs, recommendations?

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So I have found that my 256GB SSD on my laptop is simply not enough capacity for anything at all. I'm looking to invest in 2 500GB or 2 1TB HDD's and a very basic RAID 1 box so I can back up all my data efficiently. It doesn't need to have anything fancy like networking. As long as I can plug it in via USB that is perfectly fine with me!

The cheaper the better!

Do you guys have any recommendations?

Thanks!
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I've been using a Cavalery EN-CAHDD2B-D two bay hard drive dock (Newegg, paid $30) for about a year now. It has performed flawlessly. I use it with two WD Raptors (10,000 rpm, 74 gig) in RAID 0.

It seems to have slow write speeds but extremely fast read speeds. Perfect for my music storage!

The only issue I have is that my computer will not cold boot with the dock turned on. With it off or just a reboot (with it on) it's fine. But then, since it's music storage I turn it off when I'm dome with music listening so it's not an issue for me.



If you're interested, I just picked up two Seagate 1TB drives from Newegg. $89.98 for both with free shipping. Arive tomorrow.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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