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Old January 17, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by YoungMan View Post
Looks like a lot of uptight people online.

You want proof about the Intel drives, look at the presentations.
Not a lot of uptight people online, probably just different expectations than what you're used to at other sites.....

Differences in opinion on hardware options are to be expected (in fact they're encouraged), but HWC forums have been built from day one on respectful discussion based on fact (including personal experience) rather than resorting to confrontational posts. What you've perceived as "uptight" is simply the community's response to what they felt went over the line as far as proper HWC forum etiquite.

As to the topic of the safety of Raid 0.....

I, like yourself, haven't experienced many hard drive failures (in all honesty, can only think of one that went before it's time, and that was caused by a design flaw in an external enclosure), and generally never have anything on my drives that cannot be replaced if the data can't be retrieved. OTOH, I know many folks who have indeed had drives fail, and have one gentleman I know who I wouldn't let within 5 feet of a hard drive as he seems to go through them like a knife through hot butter.

Any recommendation for Raid 0 should always be accompanied by a reasonable explaination of the inherent risks involved.
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