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Discussion in 'Storage' started by Cptnyr, Mar 22, 2009.

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    There are better hardrives on the market today, but to be honest a 16meg HDD is still sufficient.

    Raid is when you take two or more drives and either mirror your info between the drives or alternate the info on both drives.

    Unless you are out of space I would really upgrade.
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    do you mean upgrade or dont upgrade that was kinda confusing
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    You showed a 16 meg drive which is good for average use. There are better drives but they make little real world difference.

    If you want to raid then that is up to you, and will require either a match to your current drive, or the purchase of two drives.

    My thought is that if you dont need the room dont upgrade, spend the money elsewhere. If the drive is full, you have already answered if you should buy a drive or not.
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    alright thanks a lot for the help..i finally know what raid means!:rockout:
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    RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Inexpensive (or Independent) Disks. RAID 0 is also known as striping -- data is spread across two or more drives. It has good throughput and capacity but absolutely no fault-tolerance: if you lose one drive, all your data is gone. Because it has no redundancy, I don't think that level 0 qualifies to be called RAID at all.

    Here's a good tutorial on the common versions of RAID:

    http://www.acnc.com/04_00.html
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