Originally Posted by name='Niavlys77'
Hmm that actually seems like a good idea. I what HDD's are you using in your RAID 0? And I guess my programs and such on my comp arent all that important since I could always just reinstall them, and I already put all my important stuff on my external. Have you actually had any problems with HDD's dying in your RAID 0? Also, if a RAID 0 disk does die, do you just reformat the disk thats still there and buy a new one/get warranty on it? And afterwards just reinstall windows and everything? I've never had an HD fail on me before so im not sure what the whole process would be but this seems like a logical way to go about it I would think.
Currently I have 3 seagate barracuda in my raid0 array. Speedy.
In my experience with drives, they either break soon out of the box or are DOA than break many years down the line.
So if one of your drives were to die, you'd just RMA the bugger get a replacement, and rebuild the array in the bios. And install windoze etc as you say.
Clearly though, the more drives you add into a radi0 array the more chance there is for one of them to go wrong. Really though, for me and this gaming computer I'd rather have speed, than redundancy and long ass file integrity checks following a BSOD. But if you're going to NAS then raid 5 or raid1 would be much better.
Come to think of it, I dont believe I've had a more modern drive die on me. And I've used a lot of them in the last 15 odd years, what with computers for me, the family and even a server I had running when I was more into the unreal tournament `99 and `04 games. Had that puppy up and running well over ONE year, without any downtime or issue.