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Heyo,

So I'm planning on getting a few 500GB drives and putting them into RAID0, and I had a burning question...

If for some god-aweful reason I fill up 1TB+, how would I go about backing up everything and adding a new disk? Adding/removing a disk would destroy the array, right?

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Yes, you would generally have to recreate the array to add more disks to it. Better have 1TB worth of backup available, but that goes without saying on a RAID 0.

I don't use RAID 0 at all any more, and my drives tend to fail less often than many. However, I have still had drive failures force me to restore from backups three times in the last five years, so I cannot imagine why anyone would have 1TB of important data on a raid 0 without the ability to back it all up.
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