[QUOTE=ghetocowboy;2033804]you are planning to pick up 2??? 2 TB total?? It is a good price. And if you want 500gb 7200.11, Newegg has it for $109. I would get the 500gb 7200.11 for running OS and programs and get 1TB as strictly as a storage drive. But I am a raid person, so more likely I will get 2 of the 500gb 7200.11 for Raid config to run OS and programs and 1tb drive for storaging[/QUOTE]
If I jump on this deal, I’ll also get a 74GB Raptor for the OS and programs. I always keep my OS install clear of anything else in case a reformat is necessary. But the whole point of it is, my rig runs hot with four drives (two in heatsinks) and my burner … best to let some air circulate.
Of course, by the time 1TB drives come down, they’ll have 1.5TB drives that would let me buy just one to fill my storage needs (may as well burn some off onto my 1000+ +Rs).
RAID (0) still scares the hell out of me, since a dead hard drive means two drives’ worth of lost data.