Things to take into consideration:
>> Money is a HUGE limiter on this one! (*phew* had to get that out first. -- I might be able to go for a few hundred, but pulling out all my teeth without novocaine would be easier.)
>> HDD crashed a few years ago and I BARELY was able to dump the data off of it to a new HDD. (So this is in my mind and the main reason for the upgrade.)
>> I'm a gamer & love "fast, fast, fast." (But doesn't everyone?)
1-TB, WD-Blue: 7200rpm ~2.5 years old on daily heavy use PC
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: h8-1414
Processor: AMD FX-6120 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 10240MB RAM
DISPLAY: Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
KEEP IN MIND: The only RAID controller I would have is some software RAID controller supplied by AMD that came with the machine and has failed a few times on me already, resulting in BSoDs, and I have never even run a RAID on the machine - yet. (AMD ahci*.* or something like that - forget the file name) --- The machine was set up with Win8 ... So, I'm not even sure if this controller is compatible with Win10. And I don't think the RAID controller is even supported or upgraded by AMD any longer???
1.) Buy another 1-TB, WD-Blue (~$50) - Install in RAID 1 setup) -- I was the one to think of this, not sure of its worthiness. BENEFITS: Data much safer - Improved read-time mostly. Slight speed boost?
2.) Buy a 1-TB, WD-Black: 7200rpm (~$75 ... This begins to hurt) - (Higher performance HDD) -- And try to shoehorn it in a RAID 1 config with the aforementioned WD-Blue. (Probably bad idea. But I thought of it.)
3.) Buy a 1-TB, WD-Black (as above): Dump all my data onto this and use it as my primary with some sort of rolling back-ups being made (not RAID) to my old HDD.
4.) Buy a 1-TB, SSD (~$280 ... OUCH!!!) - Dump all my data to it and use it as a primary. Using the old HDD as some type of rolling-back up (not RAID).
5.) Buy a PNY (cheap) 120GB or 240GB ($60 - ahh or $95 - gulp!) Forego any hope of redundancy or back-up and port my operating system and favorite games to the SSD & Keep the rest on the HDD and hope neither fails.
6.) *whatever other suggestions*
HELP! I'm indecisive! ;)
Really, I was just wondering what others thought.
Looking forward to your brilliance.
Edited by RackAttack, 11 October 2017 - 10:30 PM.