Originally Posted by 01001010
Like I said earlier muz, the higher you fly, the harder you fall.
Using a small array of hard drives is usually always safer than using one large drive.
...but what happens if the drive fails? You'll end up loosing more data in the long run. Using smaller hard drives helps soften that blow, should it ever happen. Plus, there's a greater sense of redundancy with an array of smaller hard drives.
if you mirror it which is what i am suggesting then you wont actually loose anything unless you need me to explain the simple principle of mirroring
anyway your taking this out of context im not saying in every situation bigger drives are better but if in this situation the budget permits and the user has that much data to store then i think that 2 1tb drives mirrored is fine if the op here dosent need that much data storage then maybe 500gb drives will do
and besides i think anyone who is serious about not loosing any data should run a mirrored array simple as it dosent matter if you have 5 drives or 1big drive when one fails you still loose data and any data loss however small is never good
plus buying 2 bigger drives and mirroring them is much cheaper than buying 4 smaller ones and mirroring and still gets you to exactly the same place with exactly the same ammount of data security