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    Just had a thought that may or may not work. Anything in the $50-60 range any good? I could pick up a pair of drives in that range now, RAID 0 them, and in a month or two, pick up another pair, and put them in to make it a 0+1 array.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypherpunks View Post
    One brand I've heard good things about, but haven't used personally, is Samsung's "spinpoint". Does anyone have any experience?
    Try reading the last bunch of posts before yours .
    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    Just had a thought that may or may not work. Anything in the $50-60 range any good? I could pick up a pair of drives in that range now, RAID 0 them, and in a month or two, pick up another pair, and put them in to make it a 0+1 array.

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    Cool, I had seen that one. Would my plan work though? Add in two additional drives to a 0 array and make it a 0+1 array without reinstalling.

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    There's a Samsung HM160HC in my Acer 4404WLMI notebook. Not a bad drive, but it tends to overheat easily in there. Often passes 60 degrees, making the touchpad above it scorching hot. I have it set to spin down as often as possible... slows the system down, but keeps it under operating temp spec for longer.

    It's developed a couple bad sectors, but keeps chugging along despite the warm conditions. I'd give Sammy another go. The Acer, in comparison, needs to go. Loves to cook itself, the hard drive, and the lap of the owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    Cool, I had seen that one. Would my plan work though? Add in two additional drives to a 0 array and make it a 0+1 array without reinstalling.

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    I don't know if you can do that without reinstalling or building an entirely new RAID array. I don't have much experience with RAID altogether.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    The Acer, in comparison, needs to go. Loves to cook itself, the hard drive, and the lap of the owner
    That's what you get for buying a laptop that is both an Acer and has an AMD CPU .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    That's what you get for buying a laptop that is both an Acer and has an AMD CPU .
    I didn't buy it - it's a hand-me-down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    That's what you get for buying a laptop that is both an Acer and has an AMD CPU .
    All of my laptops in the last 12 years have had AMD CPU's or Transmeta CPU's except for one...and it has an Atom.

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    There's nothing wrong with an AMD CPU... especially in a laptop.

    Now that being an Acer laptop... that's a whole 'nother story.

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    Probably save money and just get one big drive, then.

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    I'll probably wait a couple of weeks before ordering. Newegg tends to alternate their sales, and I've got surgery coming up on the 18th, and I doubt I'll want to be lifting my case (Lian Li Rocketfish full tower) when I'm just recovering.

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