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Hey guys, I'm going to be getting a HDD drive for data storage. I was wondering if SATA III drives are worth it? And would it be better to get a single 1TB drive, or 2X 640GB drives in RAID 0?

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If it's for stuff you definitely don't want to lose due to HDD failure, I'd go for raid1. I personally wouldn't bother with raid0 for a storage setup.
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post #3 of 8
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Well I will be installing games and storing movies on it, so what should I do? SATA II or SATA III, RAID or no RAID?
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
If it's for stuff you definitely don't want to lose due to HDD failure, I'd go for raid1. I personally wouldn't bother with raid0 for a storage setup.
Ditto,check this out x2 640aaks's,and a f3 all well priced so you could go either way for less $$.
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post #5 of 8
Sata II should suite your needs fine. You can go raid0 if you want your games to load a little quicker, but a single drive would work if money is tight.

Raid1 or single drive are the safest and most cost-effective routes, respectively.
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So SATA III gives no advantage at all for me?
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post #7 of 8
The price difference is pretty small. If your system supports it, grab a sata III drive. If you don't already have the mobo to support it, I wouldn't worry about it for now.
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Okay then, thanks for the help!
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