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Need Help Deciding How to Setup HD's and Storage

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Alright.... this is what I am doing...

I have two PC's of which both will eventually have an SSD for the OS/Apps and a secondary 1TB F3 drive for everything else. This seems pretty common to do this combination. I don't see nearly as many RAID configurations with the advent of Solid State Drives. While you can still increase load times of games with an SSD there isn't much advantage beyond that for RAID'ing your storage drives, correct?

Also, between 3 PC's (typically 2) we will be wanting to backup our Files and Media. Should I go with a separate external HD for each of the PC's with eSATA or get a solution such as a Network Drive? Last I checked network drives were a bit of a pain.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 12/28/10 at 9:24am
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I wouldn't do the RAID in either scenario. The F3's are pretty speedy drives as it is, and I wouldn't sacrifice the decreased stability for the slightly higher speeds.
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I wouldn't do the RAID in either scenario. The F3's are pretty speedy drives as it is, and I wouldn't sacrifice the decreased stability for the slightly higher speeds.
Good thoughts.

I just got an email from the wife. She said she doesn't like the idea of RAID especially if she has her files backed up from either computer onto something like a Network Drive (she is a graphic artist). And as for her computer in the future I plan on upgrading hers when Bulldozer comes out anyway which will include a SSD for OS/Apps.

As for me I guess the same thing would apply to there being little use and point to doing RAID with a SSD for the OS/Apps and the F3 for everything else.

Hopefully I can find an easy and stable solution for a Network Drive that can back all of our files up.
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