Long story short. I have 4 40 gig IDE hard drives (used to be raid 0), 4 80 gig IDE hard drives (used to be Raid 0), 4 80 gig sata hard drives (used to be raid 0) 300 gig USB2 external drive, 200 gig USB2 external hard drive, 4 gig flash drive. Except for the flash drive all the hard drives have failed. All of them except the IDEs are less then 5 years old. The IDEs are about 8 years old. I have been able to format and wipe to get them all to work again but they all fail again. I am tired of loosing all my info and backing it up on another drive and having that fail too. I have moved several times so i don't think it is the location of the computer.
I am looking to get a new hard drive. I would prefer a raid setup for speed but I don't have enough money for 4 more drives so i am looking at the next best solution. I want the best speed but I also want the best reliability. Are solid state drives more reliable then regular hard drives? Are flash drives fast enough to match sata II speeds? Any help would be great.EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum
Edited by garmanma, 02 December 2009 - 11:42 AM.