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5400 rpm VS. 7200 rpm (and better)

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#26
Hey plz let me mention this first 1: a allout gaming rig is gonna crash/die whatever it is the price of performance in crease.

2:If you what to keep things ? burn to disk often

3:if you can afford a spare rig use it for a back up server


think about what you want. a nice little rig for surfin a gamming machine ?
buywhat you can afford and go from there , my sis bought one of those 299. special's from dell and couldn't be happier.
 

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#27
*i say do NOT do this, because if you have a 300gb drive, and it crashes, you lose everything.. I'd go with 2x 160gbs, or if you can, 2x 300gb's and divide your stuff among the 2 drives, and if you really want security, do a RAID setup so that everything is written twice, and identically backed up.
Erm, how is he gonna have RAID on his mobo if he doenst even have SATA? :confused:

And how often will a hard drive crash? For the amount of crashes a HDD has, do you really reckon that its worth spending the extra on the 2 HDD's? Remembering, he probably cant have RAID, so if he did get 2x160GB's and the HDD with all his data crashed, it would still be the same as getting the 1x300GB :p
 
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#28
Erm, how is he gonna have RAID on his mobo if he doenst even have SATA? :confused:
Some mobos had PATA raid (iirc, via SILICON IMAGE firmwares onboard, but don't quote me on it... I could be wrong here)

* PLUS, & there are cards from say, Promise, that also do PATA RAID.

APK
 

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#29
LOL yea there probably are (im not too sure myself), but im saying, he doesnt have a high chance of having onboard RAID, and he is only getting this HDD in a crappy rig for more room and stuff (isnt he?), so it wont be worth all the money and stuff to get all these add on cards and so forth