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I built my desktop about a month ago using a c300 128GB SSD, a 2TB HDD and a 500GB. I see I am filling up too quick there for I think I need four new hard drives to put in raid for storage. I am saying this as I've downloaded over 500GB of stuff already and need more space for storage. Doesn't need to be the best drives out just a good brand and big size, also make sure its good under use of raid 0,1,5,10.
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post #2 of 8
well, could get a few 2tb's to have more storage, if you feel raid is needed, get 6 2tb's and do a 5/1 setup.

whats 10? lol
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post #3 of 8
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Well I don't need to raid them but people told me its best to do that. Here's the thing, I have a corsair 800D case and there's only room for 6 hard drives and already using 3 slots but will remove that 500GB for a new 2TB so I could play with 4x drives
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post #4 of 8
well, raid is used for two reasons. A) for data integrity, and B) for data transfer speed. it comes down to what your trying to do and how much willing to spend.

Not a good idea to simply do a stripe across two 2tb drives to use it as a 4, becaues if one fails the other is shot. you would need to mirror the stripe.

HOWEVER, raid 5 might be a good shot. wont equal a speedboost, but definetly safety and lots of storage
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post #5 of 8
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What should I get from a WD 2TB green and black. As which is the best for the buck.
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post #6 of 8
the blacks are supposed to be faster all around, where as the green plays up the fact that their energy efficient.
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post #7 of 8
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Well I just need four HDD's for storage and might raid them, which would be better for me in this situation?
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatal View Post
Well I just need four HDD's for storage and might raid them, which would be better for me in this situation?
Greens are cheaper. Blacks perform better but also run hotter.

Samsung F4 might be worth considering also.

Benchmarks of the three here.
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