Originally Posted by SwishaMane
Don't pretty much all raid arrays fail eventually? I can barely trust data to flash disk still, let alone raid. Maybe I'm just thinking of oldschool raid, with IDEs and such...
I've never been comelled to Raid any of my PC's.... What's the point unless you are benchmarking your disks (pointless IMO) or you want to duplicate a drive which I think is a waste of space.
Just get an external esata that you save everthing to. My only precious peices of data are some word/ PDF docs and Pictures from of my Family. I value my Music too but all of that is stored on a totally seperate drive. I never understood why enthusiasts would raid two drives together for a 120Gb Main Drive and then have 1Tb or more for a second.
30-60Gb Main Drive is Fine for OS and some type of Office Program Group. Any other programs can be installed to a storage drive and ran from there. If you need to Back up the Main drive just make sure that all of your settings are saved (as well as Icons to the programs on the storage drive), make an image and your set. The Programs on the storage drive will stay intact and the image restore of the OS Drive will take little time. I Jack up my os all that I want and restore everything back to fresh install state, literally, within 6 minutes from boot to restore Program back fresh Desktop. No worries at all. Well except that MIS Afterburner will get Fudged every now and then and all that I have to copy that back into the FOlder...
Once again, this is my opinion..... Some like it and have fun with it!