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HDD & SSD computer build - HELP!!!

by opiatevader / September 6, 2010 8:06 PM PDT

I'm planning on building my own computer at some point in the near future. I wanted to set up the system with a 40 Gb SSD as the drive with the OS and some main programs(games, frequently used, etc.) and two 1.5Tb HDD in Raid 1. Is this a hard set up? How do I do it?

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Read this recent discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2010 12:49 PM PDT
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by opiatevader / September 7, 2010 5:08 PM PDT

That was a great thread. Thanks for the heads up. Now how do I do that? SSD for the OS and games with a HDD as storage. Doing some research today, I found out that WD and Seagate have programs that do all the work for you in setting up the mirror drive. I'm interested in how do I set it up, physically. Is there a site anyone knows about that has advice on this.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2010 9:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

We only lose what we didn't backup. And backups to internal drives are not safe (from virus, mistakes, power issues.)

Most are trying RAID 1 to avoid making a backup copy. It's a shame since that only addresses a specific kind of failure and not what usually happens.

As to the mirror drive I don't have one. Instead I have a few externals that I can put an image copy (which is in a file) with CLONEZILLA (google that) when I feel the need.

I can also use SYNCBACK to backup to here or there.

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