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I am planning to buy 3x Seagate 1000GB hard drives.
I will also buy NVidia 790i mobo (it has a built-in controller).

Should I:
1) Configure all of them in RAID 5.
2) Configure 2 in RAID 0 and leave one for copying important files.
3) Do something else?

(I don't want to buy controller)
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If i was spending that much money on storage i would go 2 raptors in raid and 1 - 1.5 tb storage.
    
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post #3 of 6
I would probably RAID-5 them yeah, this accounts for hardware failure, but bear in mind it doesn't account for data loss through other means.
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post #4 of 6
personally I have RAID 0 all three, but that is just me.

Also, I think the WD 640AAKS are faster drives than the seagate.
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Don't you think that RAID 5 is slower if I don't have controller?
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post #6 of 6
Option 2.

ALWAYS have a single hard drive for important data! The moment you get a board with a different chipset (for example, switching from Intel to nVidia), your RAID array will NOT be recognized.
    
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