Originally Posted by Waffleboy
Haha seems like everyone is split down the middle to what I should do :O I think I'll get another HDD for RAID 0. I can always buy more if I need it later. Thanks everyone.
Raid 0 (LOL).. Keep in mind that drives should be matched as much as possible... (Same model). BTW What 500gb WD drive are you talking about? Some drives don't like raid arrays - keep this in mind before ordering another drive.
Raid 0= (2) drives total...Faster load times for games, but if (1) drive dies you lose all data.
Q: How *much* is your data worth? Got any irreplaceable DATA on your storage drive?
Q: If you do have a Raid "hiccup" and lose the data... How much will this set up back in time and money? When a drive fails the file system cannot cope with such a large loss of data and coherency since the data is "striped" across all drives (the data cannot be recovered without the missing disk). Data can be recovered using special tools, however, this data will be incomplete and most likely corrupt, and data recovery is typically very costly and not guaranteed.
Q: What is the price differential of adding a drive vs building a higher capacity drive to begin with?
Weigh price to risk of losing all data from Raid 0 -
"Gaming"= * Disregard above if only games on drives.
.Edited by WeAreNotAlone - 12/30/10 at 4:20pm