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Old March 19, 2010, 12:32 PM
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hello there, somewhat new around here(posting wise) but i do have ton's of experience with big drive and too much files to store

currently have 4TB worth of HDD's 2 1TB WD black and the rest are 500gig(wd or seagates)

i can seriously fell the genuine concern for massive data loss with 2TB drives without redundancy, 1 of my 1TB drives failed severely and i lost over 600gigs of files, the drive was full.

but i also see there usefulness of bigger drives, but personally i don't want to even touch anything bigger then 1TB until i can afford to rebuild my server or get a high capacity NAS with raid support for redundancy.

i assume most people use the bigger drives for back-up and/or data storage to start with so losing that data would realy blow. personaly am trying to save up the money so i can build me a new data storage farm(4TB minimum in raid to have a security blanket in-case 1 drive goes bad, i hate losing data)

just my 2ko worth of thoughts ;)
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Old March 19, 2010, 01:16 PM
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If data loss is a concern, you could always get two WD Green 1TB drives and run them in RAID. Should not be over $300 to make this happen. less than $100 per HDD, and a little over a hundred for a decent RAID card.
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Old March 19, 2010, 02:21 PM
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If the drives are in an enclosure, you can't run them in RAID, right?
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Old March 19, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Oh, I think I can answer my question. Looks like one can do this? I could get something like this and I'd want to run it in Raid 1?:

Mediasonic HUR1-SU2S2 Dual Bay RAID 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure USB 2.0 & eSATA Black
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Old March 19, 2010, 10:12 PM
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+1 for this drive. Got 2 of them in enclosures, run very quiet and cool
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