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Old 08-10-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default 1x 750Gb @ 305 or 3x 320Gb at 210 harddrives?

Recently one of my hardrives have just started making a dodgy noise. Making me panic about backing up all of my data on it. Ive been looking at hardrives and have two options on my list.

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one 750Gb harddrive priced at 305. i would use this one in my pc and keep the other hardrives as backups. meaning less space with better air flow and less power consumption and heat.

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three 320Gb hardrives at 70 each. The main arguement for these is i would save 85 and still have an extra 210Gb on top of the 750Gb but that means having an extra 3 harddrives already on top of the 6 i have just kicking around the place. plus if the 750Gb was to go up the pan thats alot of data to go with it. and the 300Gb ones i could put into RAID 0 or 1

i think its an argument between more convience of one harddrive with less physical space and clutter in my case or less money with more vitual space to store more data. i dont know which to go for and would like to know what people think.
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Default Re: 1x 750Gb @ 305 or 3x 320Gb at 210 harddrives?

I'd said the 3 320 gigs instead. Its more data for less. And if one fail you still have two.
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i agree with nik
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Default Re: 1x 750Gb @ 305 or 3x 320Gb at 210 harddrives?

Get the three ones, the install your OS and other programs on the others. It would be faster that way
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Yeah! That's a good idea! Install your OS on one of the hard drives, and put the other two in RAID 0.
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Default Re: 1x 750Gb @ 305 or 3x 320Gb at 210 harddrives?

Get 3 hardrives. 3 beats 1. Plus what if ur expensive 750GB one breaks? Ul be so screwed over.
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