- 45 months ago
Hi Everyone. Thanks in advance for your opinions on my question..
I am building my first PC once all the parts are delivered. I'm pretty excited about the whole thing. Based upon my family's usage, I have purchased a Samsung 850 512GB SSD drive on which I will run the OS and other core programs. But, I have also bought 3 very large, identical, mechanical drives (WD Black Series). The question I have is whether I should consider setting 2 of the WD HDD disks to RAID 1. (I've never had a disk crash in all my years of computing (early 90s), but obviously I know that it could happen.)
Setting those two disks to RAID 1 basically takes away one of those HDDs and makes them moot (because it is essentially a backup to the other drive). Correct? Why spend all that money when you can buy an external backup drive for much cheaper? Am I missing something?