Do I NEED to use RAID when using 2 hard drives or can I use them as 2 different drives?

I decided I'm going to get 2 hard drives of 1TB each. That way, I can use one for games and the other for mass storage. My question is: do I REALLY need to use RAID or is there the option to run both drives separately?
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  1. Skimby said:
    I decided I'm going to get 2 hard drives of 1TB each. That way, I can use one for games and the other for mass storage. My question is: do I REALLY need to use RAID or is there the option to run both drives separately?


    2 individual drives!
    RAID is NOT necessary, nor desired.

    For Steam games, you can easily designate other drives as the install location:
    Steam games location
    In the steam client:
    Steam
    Settings
    Downloads
    Steam Library Folders
    Add library folder
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  2. USAFRet said:
    Skimby said:
    I decided I'm going to get 2 hard drives of 1TB each. That way, I can use one for games and the other for mass storage. My question is: do I REALLY need to use RAID or is there the option to run both drives separately?


    2 individual drives!
    RAID is NOT necessary, nor desired.

    For Steam games, you can easily designate other drives as the install location:
    Steam games location
    In the steam client:
    Steam
    Settings
    Downloads
    Steam Library Folders
    Add library folder



    Thanks a lot dude!
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