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    Did I overdo it?

    This is my harddrive setup for my home PC. Do you think I'm obsessed?

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    Not at all. Seems a good set up. Apart from your backup drive looks a little small.
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    My setup is similar at my house - C: on a high speed drive, data on a high speed drive, media on Raid-1, and 10 years worth of email are in a raid-1 array, in a separate closet server, backed up twice daily to bqbackup.

    I just don't want to lose my data.

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    That seems to be ok to me, can I have some fun and guess some things

    SSDs = obviously OS, pagefile, applications
    120 GB = Games
    180 GB = Save files from apps on C:\
    M and W = Self explanatory
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSkeens View Post
    That seems to be ok to me, can I have some fun and guess some things

    SSDs = obviously OS, pagefile, applications
    120 GB = Games
    180 GB = Save files from apps on C:\
    M and W = Self explanatory
    SSDs = you got it right!
    120 GB = not much of a gamer I put the files I need fast access, like scratch disk for photoshop, temporary download folders, some large applications, etc. (I also have a few games I rarely play)
    180 GB = My design and coding project files, in RAID-1 protection. I can't lose them.

    M and W, self explanatory

    My important files are backed up to W by Cobian Backup. I also have a bqbackup account for Cobian to upload the backups.

    And also Mozy is installed to backup everything three times a day, to Mozy servers.

    I might be overdoing the backup thing
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    I see. I personally think you're set with backups and not overdoing it (yet) lol. You're still not delving into your recordable media or removable disk backup techniques
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    That is a nice drive setup. *jealous*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydro_Host View Post
    Not at all. Seems a good set up. Apart from your backup drive looks a little small.
    I second this 100%

    i use ...
    2X 150GB Velociraptors in RAID0 for OS / apps.

    Then,
    5X 1TB (RAID6) iSCSI for data.

    Lastly, I backup everything off-site to a SAN at our DC using rsync+tar+dd+gzip+aes. OS and Docs get a second backup using time machine to a local FW800 1TB Drive.
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    I backup media files to DVD when necessary, that's all protection I need for them. I can live without them in case of a catastrope.

    My project files are the most important, so it has 5 layers of protection. The OS is backed up to the 500 GB drive, that's all it needs for me. So 500 GB backup drive is more than enough, since I also have online backups.

    I wish I could afford an iSCSI too.
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    Awesome - looks like you got the SSDs setup! Benchmarks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Awesome - looks like you got the SSDs setup! Benchmarks?
    Attached!

    For real life use, here are the benchmarks:

    1. My bloated custom firefox installation used to open in about 20 seconds on SATA raid-0, now the same thing opens in 3 seconds on SSD raid-0.

    2. MS Word 2007 is fully ready to use in less than a second.

    3. When the antivirus is off, a folder with 11,000 files and 2GB total size is copied as a test.
    - SSD raid-0 to the same SSD raid-0: 32 seconds.
    - Single SATA to the same SATA: 93 seconds.
    - SATA raid-0 to the same SATA raid-0: 68 seconds.

    Not to mention the overall snappiness of the system Definitely the best upgrade a computer can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harzem View Post
    SSDs = you got it right!
    120 GB = not much of a gamer I put the files I need fast access, like scratch disk for photoshop, temporary download folders, some large applications, etc. (I also have a few games I rarely play)
    180 GB = My design and coding project files, in RAID-1 protection. I can't lose them.

    M and W, self explanatory

    My important files are backed up to W by Cobian Backup. I also have a bqbackup account for Cobian to upload the backups.

    And also Mozy is installed to backup everything three times a day, to Mozy servers.

    I might be overdoing the backup thing
    The way backups are to be handled... good job!

    I do the backup to house server, backup to car, backup at work, and backup to another offsite location. Of course my backups can't go online... too much "stuff."

    What SSDs did you go with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hekwu View Post
    The way backups are to be handled... good job!

    I do the backup to house server, backup to car, backup at work, and backup to another offsite location. Of course my backups can't go online... too much "stuff."

    What SSDs did you go with?
    You backup to your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    You backup to your car?
    Yea, it is really cool... it was hard getting the rack for the server in the trunk. Running the cables for the 4G modem and wifi was crazy. Then the extra batteries. Darn.

    Backup is stored in my car or maybe I should say taken to my car. Backup is on an encrypted hard drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harzem View Post
    Did I overdo it?

    This is my harddrive setup for my home PC. Do you think I'm obsessed?
    Not at all! Very sexy setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by hekwu View Post
    What SSDs did you go with?
    OCZ Vertex 60GB. The latest MLC stuff they have.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227394
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harzem View Post
    OCZ Vertex 60GB. The latest MLC stuff they have.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227394
    Thanks........
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