Two terabyte Hard drive or three?

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Plan on recording myself playing videos game using a Hauppauge Colossus PVR and would like to know if i could just use a Two terabyte harder drive rather than a three.
 

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Since the HDPVR compresses the files, 2TB is plenty, but of course 3 is better.

More is always better (atleast when it comes to HDD space)

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Get 2x 2TB HDDs if you really need that much space. A quick search on NewEgg has a 2TB HDD for $89.99 and 3TB drives $180 and up.

I only use a 1TB drive for recording BTW. Capture cards typically compress videos as you record them. So unless you're doing extensive PC recording with Fraps 1 TB is more than enough for me.

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And 2x 2TB are much saver. One can serve as a backup for the other.

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If safety is a need, 5x500GB would be the thing. With RAID5. Then you're safe. Or 5x2TB for that matter.

With 2x2TB one could be backup, yes, but the data would be lost if one of them gets infected with acid so all data is eaten.

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Sweet Thanks for all the answers guys

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@Jevrio

Infections are listed under "Natural Selection" in my Book ;)

I don't pity the fool ;)