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EVERY hard drive dies
Authored by: brandondrew on Sep 17, '04 03:20:19PM

True, I do have some old Conner drives from very old Macs, and they're still working. But it would be just a matter of time before they died if I kept using them. ALL drives die, eventually. This is the reality. It's best to face up to it and use RAID for your very important files.

Fortunately, OS X makes it easy to use software RAID (though that slows things down a bit) and if you're not using an iMac then you have plenty of room for extra drives. I put all project files (which change constantly and are very valuable) on a pair of mirrored drives, and run the system and have most other stuff on a single non-RAID drive. This way the slight delay only affects saving these files, and doesn't affect swapping or using the system.

Brandon Z

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