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Should I/Can i RAID these drives?

Poll Results: RAID or No RAID?

 
  • 0% (0)
    RAID0
  • 100% (3)
    Keep 80GB as backup
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post #1 of 7
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Well here is the thing, i bought a 500GB Samsung Spinpoint, and a 80GB WD blue.

WD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Samsung SP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152052


Now what i am wondering is if i can RAID0 those or if i should just keep the 80GB as a small backup if my computer crashes. I am not a normal person, I do not keep hordes of personal and important files on my computer, i keep games....loads and loads of games.

What gets me is that If one of them fail, i will have to do countless hours of installing again, but is that worth the price of speed?

Those are my 2 definable drive's, They will not and cannot be changed like I know half of you will suggest because you will not fully read this!


Anyways just a little help is needed on should I or should I not.

Thanks!-
Jtypin
post #2 of 7
You can... but you'll end up with a ~110MB/s 160GB array. Keep them separate.
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you would lose the 500gb and it would show up as like 160gb at max
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Ah, so I would bum f myself all the way up the creek unless i added a second spinpoint in the place of the WD blue?


Hmm, well that sucks.
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I'm in a slightly similar situation, 80gb seagate, but with a lesser primary HD of 320gb. I'm seriously considering another 320gb drive for raid, then using my 80gb as backup for important files. Either that or a velociraptor, which are very good if you can stomarch the high price tag (damn I wish it was cheaper).
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post #6 of 7
for the price of the velociraptor, just find yourself another drive or 2. meaning, combine 3 or 4 drives with raid 0
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Originally Posted by Drin View Post
I'm in a slightly similar situation, 80gb seagate, but with a lesser primary HD of 320gb. I'm seriously considering another 320gb drive for raid, then using my 80gb as backup for important files. Either that or a velociraptor, which are very good if you can stomarch the high price tag (damn I wish it was cheaper).
They are cheap as they will get until next year man, 180$ for the 300GB with MIR.
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