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Old 02-15-2006, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Hard drive swap.

I just filled my 250 gb hard drive up today, the 300gb still has about 10gb left, but I want to do a hard drive swap. I want to put all my data on the new 500gb I'm getting and make it the C drive. I don't know how I would do it though. Another thing, what would be the cheapest 1tb+ raid configuration? Ex: would I use 10x100gb or 4x300gb? I don't know.
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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wow thats a lot of storage and u filled it up??? anyway once u get the new hard drive just install the OS on it and plug it and transfer the files over, i think the cheapest 1tb raid config would be 2x500gb
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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wow thats a lot of storage and u filled it up??? anyway once u get the new hard drive just install the OS on it and plug it and transfer the files over, i think the cheapest 1tb raid config would be 2x500gb
I have a lot of multimedia. If I were to plug it in, wouldn't it auotmatically assign it to to the F:/ directory and if I were to transfer all the directories would mess up. Well, 2 500gb are about $640, but 4 300gb is only $480 and you're definitly get 1tb, where as with the deuce 500 you're getting less 1tb.
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Default Re: Hard drive swap.

Why do you need all this? Lol, have you considered some really good, and big external hard drives?
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Default Re: Hard drive swap.

If you wondering why, it's because I can fill a TB in a few weeks. I've deleted 10's of gigs everyday to make more room. And until that peta hard drive comes out next year, I need a cheap harddrive config. Externals are overpriced. I can get a 8x sata 100/150 raid card and 8x 300gb for under 1k. Even with formating, and a RAID 5 setup, that's still 2tb. If you can think of anything cheaper, let me know.
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you can get 8x 250 gig western digitals 16mb cache sata 3.0gb/s 7200 rpms from new egg at 110 i think. Run you 880. Cards, I dunno.

That'd put you at 2 tb too. Well just shy. Make a nice raid5.
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