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post #1 of 11
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I have 2x 1Tb Samsung spinpoint F3's,

1 is filled 734/931, other is filled 240/931

Also have my Crucial SSD, but dont want to use writes on that.

I have 1 external 1Tb drive, that I use for Backup for all my movies/seeries in the one Internal drive.

When I go Raid, I will lose all the Data I have on the Drives, so what would be my "to do" list to loose as little data as possible?

Raid0 64 Kb stripe is my goal
post #2 of 11
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Also have my Crucial SSD, but dont want to use writes on that.
C300 are quoted with a conservative write lifespan of 72 TB, you're fine.

In your situation I would buy two more 1TB drives.
Back up from one of the TB's onto the current full one and SSD.
Insert 2 drives, with the now empty one and make a RAID 5 array.
Once you transfer the crap off of the full drive to the array, add the drive to the array.

Profit.
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sadly, iI'm stuck with what I got for the time beeing.

and buying more drives, seems like a waste for me, since I havent filled up my current ones yet, and I have faith in my luck that I wont lose 1 of the drives, and if so happens, I have a backup with the external
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C300 are quoted with a conservative write lifespan of 72 TB, you're fine.

In your situation I would buy two more 1TB drives.
Back up from one of the TB's onto the current full one and SSD.
Insert 2 drives, with the now empty one and make a RAID 5 array.
Once you transfer the crap off of the full drive to the array, add the drive to the array.

Profit.
72TB is fine? I hope that a misquote.

SSDs are great, but should be considered volatile storage. No point in spending on raid0 except for extreme measures. I have had 2 of 7 drives fail on me already. To be fair, they are the only 2 I used as (prolonged) OS drives.

Neither were sandforce drives BTW. So they might be ok. Need more time for longevity reports And more drives.
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online backup is an option, also if you purchase another 1tb drive for backup you could move all the data to that storage drive, which would be a good idea, or if you got a 2tb wd green or blue you could set up a RAID 0+1 which would give you the performance with the 2x1tb drives and the 2tb drive as backup.

RAID levels list

of course you could always install the programs and OS on the 2x1tb raid 0 and have the 1tb that you backed your data up to as storage to protect your data.

this way if one drive fails, you would have a backup of your important info on your backup storage drive
post #6 of 11
what are you trying to achieve with this raid setup?

edit: sorry for double post
post #7 of 11
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what are you trying to achieve with this raid setup?

edit: sorry for double post
/shrug, 5s less loading time in the games not on the SSD

Experiment to see how it is.

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post #8 of 11
oh i get that

if you have all your data backed up, you would have to erase your 2 drives to create the RAID 0 setup

i guess i don't really get what is holding you back.

if you need a drive to borrow to write all your stuff to be sure, i have a seagate barracuda 7200.12 500gb. if you paypal me $10 i could mail it to you, then you mail it back when you're done with it

edit: its just an extra drive i have laying around that i use sometimes to back up my data to for reinstalls and such
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72TB is fine? I hope that a misquote.
Sure isn't.

http://www.micronblogs.com/

First article:
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The 25nm C400 offers the same endurance as the C300 for the 128, 256 and 512 GB models—72 TB TBW. This is equivalent to 40GB per day every day for 5 years, and far exceeds the patterns of any PC user.
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oh i get that

if you have all your data backed up, you would have to erase your 2 drives to create the RAID 0 setup

i guess i don't really get what is holding you back.

if you need a drive to borrow to write all your stuff to be sure, i have a seagate barracuda 7200.12 500gb. if you paypal me $10 i could mail it to you, then you mail it back when you're done with it

edit: its just an extra drive i have laying around that i use sometimes to back up my data to for reinstalls and such
Rignt now, whats holding me back is lazyness

The computer works like a charm right now, therefore I cba to do anything with it

I'll see what I do when I get the urge
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