Old Sep 10, 19, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
I'm sure you're paying close to $2,000-$2,500 for those 3 1TB SSDs alone.

I agree with others that RAID 5 is not a comprehensive data protection solution here. It might guard against a single drive failure, but there are still plenty of ways to lose your data - array becomes corrupted, more than one drive fails, virus (especially one that encrypts data), loss/theft, damage. Protect the data by getting it off your laptop.

Since you're in IT, I'd actually suggest verifying that the components are upgradeable, buying it with the cheapest RAM/storage options available, then upgrading the SSD and RAM yourself for a fraction of the price of what you'd pay Lenovo.
How are you getting $2,000+ for the 3 SSD's?
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