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Debating if I should redo HDD into RAID format

403Phaze

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Hey all,

So i have been considering doing some upgrading, my system has about 4.5TB of storage split between 3 different HDD
(excluding my 250Gb SSD for windows install)

Its kind of a mess for organization for the most part but ideally I have managed to store all of the movies/media on "The best" HDD and the "software / games" stored on the worstish

i have been thinking of getting a couple new HDD (NAS drives) or regular Desktop drives and configuring them for RAID 0 or RAID 4/5 setup, only reason im hesitant, is if one fails on RAID 0 I have no chance of "repairing them" since the no "FAULT / REDUNDANCY" issue with R0, where as R4/R5 has a redundancy in place but requires more drives

other then that I am quite green on the subject
 

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Barman58

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Just my opinion, but Raid was designed at a time when Hard Drives were small and to be honest, quite fragile. Drives these days are generally much larger and more reliable. My advice is by all means buy extra drives but rather than set up raid, use the new drives and some external cases to set up a good backup regime.

You could replace the existing data drives with new and re-use the older drives for the backups but I think which ever way you proceed you will be better off, and more data secure, than a Raid array
 

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Name
    Nigel Desmond
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    PC/Desktop
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    Real World Computing
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    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
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    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
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    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
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    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
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    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
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    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

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    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

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    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
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