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I am not sure whether it would be better to raid 0 3x samsung 1tb 7200rpm f3 spinpoints.

I have to weigh my pros and cons; better performance vs better reliability.
Should i just Use two of them in an array and reserve the other as a backup storage device?

I have an Asus M4A87TD EVO, does anyone have any stats about it's onboard raid controller?

What's your opinion. Should i or should i not use 3 f3s in a raid array (RAID 0)?

I have never experienced a hard drive fail on me so i am not sure if using a raid 0 will increase the chances of hdd failure to the point of where i need to be concerned
Edited by badatgames18 - 2/21/11 at 7:03pm
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You should back up your important documents/movies/music regardless of which hard drive setup you're using. So, I say go for the RAID 0 and if one fails, so be it; you have a backup! ...right?
    
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I have a ADATA 16gb usb3 flash drive. Would that be good enough.... all i really need to back up are some code, and document files... the rest could be downloaded and reinstalled.
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if 16Gb will fit it, that would work perfectly well
    
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May i ask you have 2-3 tb of data and only 16gb is important ?
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I have a bunch of executables and projects that are in there which take up a crap load of space, but they are backed up on my schools network storage system. The only thing is my allotted space is running out and it will be a major pain re downloading them back on to my rig if they get lost. I have about 16gb in un-mirrored data.
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