Viper87227 said:I had a pair of 74GB raptors, and while they are fast, I got rid of them. I did not like the size contraints. I ran 2x74GB Raptors in Raid0, and it was crazy fast. Problem is, with a 15GB windows partition and the rest for games and music, I filled them. The other thing that quicky dampered my spirits was not being able to move the RAID. SImply put, if you get a new motherboard with a different raid controller, 99% chance its not gunna copy over, never has for me anyways. I though about a PCI card, but with PCIs max bandwith being 133MB/s, that would gain me nothing. Running as two seperate drives just annoyed me, again because of the size. I had the same 15GB windows partition, a 2nd partition for the remaining space, and the 3rd drive was left unpartitioned. I rahter quickly filled both again, and having some games one drive and some on annother annyed me, as I forgot what was where. I sold them and moved to what I have now, a 160GB SATA drive (20GB OS, rest is storage) and a 250GB sata drive (games) and I don't see space being an issue anymore. The loss in speed is hard to notice, and certianly not a bother. If/When larger raptors come out, I may reevaulate a purcase. I have been thinking of getting rid of my 160GB for a 36GB Raptor and having that just for my OS and music, but I doubt I will. I will have to pay money to loose over 100GB of space, just to make windows load 2 seconds faster, bah. So, while the raptors are great, (if you didnt get them already, didnt read whole thread), you need to seriosuly evauluate if you can work with the space limitations. And I woudlnt RAID0 them either. Its one thing to move a drive and format an OS partition to get a clean install, but you will have to break and recreate the array if you switch boards, which means you loose EVERYTHING.
ehZn said:Not really sure why you would ever use raptors as storage drives, but your second setup makes a lot more sense. I use a single 36gb as a windows and programs drive with 4 storage HD's so that a reformat takes maybe an hour and all my files remain safely stored
Now I just need a way to back all of that stuff up...the 400gb SATA seagate is looking like a good choice...
ehZn said:That's an interesting command. Is there any way to do that without the command? I wish when you copied things you could say "No to all" like you can say "Yes to all" when it asks you whether you want to overwrite existing files. Now will this command work to replace updated versions of the same file?
Actually the 300gb would fall a little short of being able to back up everything, which is a little under 500 gb of stuff. Basically I have had a couple of the drives for 2 years or more and don't have any of it backed up anywhere, so I'm paranoid about losing a lifetime's worth of data if one of them fails. Too bad 50gb blu-ray dvd's are still quite a ways off and will probably cost an arm and a leg.