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Old 03-28-08, 05:24 PM   #1
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All this talk about computers jinx me

I've got 4HD's, one is a 10,000RPM raptor, but one of the old (now) crappy ones. This is where i install windows...

CLICK...CLICK...CLICK...CLICK..

great...

New H/D time i guess

*but into the freezer it goes*
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well, if its just that HDD that went kaputt and all your data is on all the other ones, at least you didn't loose your data. Unless, of course, you had all the hdds set up in a raid 0 and in that case, you are pretty much screwed.
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well, if its just that HDD that went kaputt and all your data is on all the other ones, at least you didn't loose your data. Unless, of course, you had all the hdds set up in a raid 0 and in that case, you are pretty much screwed.
-I set one drive aside for Windows
-Another aside from installation of larger programs that would have data i dont want to lose (games with save files, photoshop and all my saved actions...etc)
-The other are for data, one for photos the other for music and other large files

It only took one hard drive to fail me to lose a lot of data and not set something up to avoid that. My music is on two h/d's (my laptop and my desktop) and my photos get thrown on a DVD every month.
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-I set one drive aside for Windows
-Another aside from installation of larger programs that would have data i dont want to lose (games with save files, photoshop and all my saved actions...etc)
-The other are for data, one for photos the other for music and other large files

It only took one hard drive to fail me to lose a lot of data and not set something up to avoid that. My music is on two h/d's (my laptop and my desktop) and my photos get thrown on a DVD every month.
This is why I back up all my stuff to a server with Retrospect, then quarterly to stacks of DVD+Rs.

If one of my HDDs goes south, I'm still in good shape, however I'll be in some hurt if two fail.

Solution, if/when I find a job out of college will be putting two identical capacity drives into all my machines, and enabling mirroring in either the BIOS or Windows Server 2008 software RAID. For the Retrospect box and the file server, they will be getting real raid boxes, hopefully configurable to have 3 drives for RAID 5, and one hot spare, so if a drive pops, degraded mode will last 1-2 hours.
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