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7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jul 29, 2012, 19:11 Genesys
 
I have avoided this whole problem by mirroring EVERYTHING. Drives are cheap. Mirror two SSDs for a boot drive, and two huge HDDs for your other data. If a drive fails out of warranty, buy the biggest one you can, replace the failed one, and if this is the 2nd failure (i.e. you now have two drives larger then your original mirror), then you can expand your mirror to use the new space.

Heh. Another reason to buy a desktop. Can't put many drives in a laptop :) My smallest PC - a Dell Studio Slim - even has 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs in it. Had to put the DVD Drive on an addon PCI-e card, though; only had 4 SATA ports on the motherboard.

 
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