Well guys.. I have over 350gig of music. You name it, I usually have it. Then tuning bin files, software for tuning etc etc. Things add up. I was running 2 400gig drives in a raid array as striped. When the WD Raptor with my OS recently puked up a lung I took out the raid drives by mistake and then booted. See ya later data!!!!
Luckily my laptop is my primary tuning device and has all that tuning stuff saved. I have a couple externals that friends borrow from time to time with most of the music saved. Mostly I lost a bunch of pictures. Most of which are loaded to photobucket.
I decided that I would not again put all the eggs on a striped array. It'll be mirroring from now on. Space wise the 2 400 gig'* aren't going to cut it. What does a guy like me do? Not 2TB drives, not 1.5TB drives, but reasonably priced 1TB drives. Plus in reading up nothing over 1TB seems raid stable.
Here'* the current view of my desk
Upper left 2 120gig drives (removed and currently unwanted), lower left 2 1TB drives (about to go in), lower right 2 400 gig drives (current future unknown).
And the pc, the new Raptor is in there...as I'm posting from that pc.
And if that doesn't seem overkill enough for a machine that basically is used to surf. Here'* my current external collection. WD 1TB, Maxtor 300 gig, WD 750gig mybook, WD 500 gig passport.
Anyone wonder why the car is as crazy as it is?