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I need help with my storage plans. Please and thanks


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#1 iwannaknow

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:26 AM

Good morning everyone,

I currently have a 1TB drive in my system and it's getting pretty full 128GB left. I really don't have any backup solution and I would go crazy if I lost my data and could not restore.

Computer specs:

q6600
4GB RAM
Windows Vista Ultimate x64
320GB HDD (for OS)
1TB (only 931GB listed in Vista) used for storage
EVGA 122-CK-NF67-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


I was thinking about getting 2 more TB harddrives and using RAID 5.

My question is, will I be able to setup RAID5 with my current hardware and without reformatting my current drives?

Please let me know if you need any more information.

I look forward for all your replies.


P.S. any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:35 AM

:huh:

I am not familar with Raid Drives, so will pass on that, but I suggest an interum? Install an External HDD and take off what you really don't need there all the Time? It is still there, just somewhere else, but readliy available? Like Videos and Music? They will still Play from it. Also you should Burn your Music and Videos onto Disks, just in case of the worst happening. That is normally what hogs HDDs.

You could also inter change a second external HDD and do away with RAID?


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Edited by Abacus 7, 17 April 2009 - 06:39 AM.


#3 iwannaknow

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:38 AM

I don't have any performance issues. I like to have everything on my internal drives :thumbsup:. I really want to RAID them so I can have a parity drive just in case one of them fail.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:42 AM

I don't have any performance issues. I like to have everything on my internal drives :huh:. I really want to RAID them so I can have a parity drive just in case one of them fail.


Ok, just tried to Help, Mate.

Raid can be quite a problem to set up, so you may have to wait a while for someone to come along.

I am not exactly sure if others in the Raid Format will completely survive? Most of us Back Up, Just in Case.

It cost little and is there if the worst ever happens.

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Edited by Abacus 7, 17 April 2009 - 06:45 AM.


#5 iwannaknow

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

I don't have any performance issues. I like to have everything on my internal drives :huh:. I really want to RAID them so I can have a parity drive just in case one of them fail.


Ok, just tried to Help, Mate.

Raid can be quite a problem to set up, so you may have to wait a while for someone to come along.

:thumbsup:


I appreciate your help :huh:

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:23 AM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=h...set+up+a+RAID+5

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