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The failure thing really doesn't have much to do with RAID per se. It's just that if one of your drives dies, you lose all the data, and because you have two drives that both are a single point of failure, the likelihood that you'll lose all the data is higher. RAID or no RAID, hard drives can and do fail. Of course it's fine if you don't store stuff which you care about or which you've got backed up elsewhere.
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Is it even recommended to do this? I just got a 2TB drive for movies and TV shows and it's already almost full so I'm going to have to get another 2TB drive as well. Rather than having one for movies and one for TV shows, just wondering if I can make them show up as one drive at 4TB.
Glad you asked this, was just wondering this today. +rep for you and ryanrenolds08.
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The failure thing really doesn't have much to do with RAID per se. It's just that if one of your drives dies, you lose all the data, and because you have two drives that both are a single point of failure, the likelihood that you'll lose all the data is higher. RAID or no RAID, hard drives can and do fail. Of course it's fine if you don't store stuff which you care about or which you've got backed up elsewhere.
Well anyone that is good with computers I would hope is backing up their important information.

So if I'm running RAID0 and both my drives lose data, it really doesn't inconvenience me more than if just my boot drive or just my data drive dies. Either way is a royal pain in the rear end, but I don't see how one scenario is THAT much worse than the other.
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Don't JBOD. You are just getting the same data failure rate of RAID0 without the speed boost. Just keep them separate imho.
this. the only way to go raid0 is to whipe the first drive clean and build a new array. but if you dont have something to back up your data with this can be troublesome.
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In your case, let me put it this way (the way I see it at least
I'd rather lose my movies OR my TV shows instead of both, even if it means having 2 drives show up in Explorer instead of one.
But if your priorities are the reverse of mine, then don't let me stop you I just wanted to point out the big issue with RAID 0.
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In your case, let me put it this way (the way I see it at least
I'd rather lose my movies OR my TV shows instead of both, even if it means having 2 drives show up in Explorer instead of one.
But if your priorities are the reverse of mine, then don't let me stop you I just wanted to point out the big issue with RAID 0.
Well they're backed up on various external USB drives. I just don't like the slower rates of the USB drives and the fact that I have to wait for them to "wake up" after a period of inactivity. Especially since I'm streaming from my PS3.

Here's a related question - if I put a pagefile on the hard drive with movies/TV shows, will that speed anything up at all or no?
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Well they're backed up on various external USB drives. I just don't like the slower rates of the USB drives and the fact that I have to wait for them to "wake up" after a period of inactivity. Especially since I'm streaming from my PS3.

Here's a related question - if I put a pagefile on the hard drive with movies/TV shows, will that speed anything up at all or no?
If you need to use a page file then put it on a drive that is not your OS drive which is constantly being paged. Studies have shown this to be a superior method.

That being said in today's world of 4GB - XGB amount of Ram, a page file is not always necessary. It did however come in handy ~10 years ago when the amount of ram in your system was saturated quickly.
    
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I have 4GB of RAM , windows recommends a 6100mb page file...should I go with it?
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I have 4GB of RAM , windows recommends a 6100mb page file...should I go with it?
No...silly Windows, recommending all sorts of weird settings.

IIRC Windows automatically suggests 1.5x the amount of memory you have in your system for a page file.
    
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What do you suggest?
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