I've recently purchased a new dedicated server with a 120GB hard drive, however, I'm a little worried I'll fill that up because the one site that will be hosted on the drive will allow user video (and other media) uploads, with both a public feature and private feature.
My datacenter have offered to move me to another server with a bigger hard drive; either a 250GB SATA drive or 160GB IDE Drive. Firstly, I don't which one to go for and more importantly, I will be adding a secondary hard drive in the next few months in order to back up the data and from what I understand, RAID 1 would suitable for this, making a mirror copy of the primary drive - is that correct?
Raid 1 will allow you to mirror your existing drive to another, so if one fails your server can still operate. If you're adding a second drive at a later stage, it's important to ensure the drive is the same size, or bigger, if the new drive is even a MB smaller, it won't mirror.
As for what drive to use, its up to you, SATA drives tend to be quicker than there IDE equivalent, it really depends on how much space your going to need and how much you want to pay.
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