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I am trying to build a home server, but will need backups. I was thinking of getting the largest possible drive.

I have been looking at the WD 2TB Green drives for long now.

What I want to do is, RAID 1 on both of those drive and have my WD 640GB as on OS drive. Now from what I understand, the WD 2TB drive won't work in RAID. Someone mentioned TLER? I am not sure what TLER is, nor do I understand the concept of it. I am pretty new to RAID.

This is my idea of the concept:

1- 640GB WD Black - Main OS running WHS

2 - 2TB WD Green - Mainly for storage, (movies, documents, etc) on RAID 1

2 - 500GB WD Black (file serve, programs, backup games, etc) on what RAID??

1- 640GB WD Black (Media entertainment streaming (i.e. music and movies to my X-Box 360 or PS3).

I know this looks confusing, but how can I set this up. At least what's the process or step by step installation and setup guide? Sorry this is the best I can write it up.

Thanks to anyone who can provide help.
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to set up raid, you have to set your drives to raid in the bios. (warning: changing your drives from ide to raid mode will delete everything on the drive) so back them up if you have anything you want to keep on them. after raid is activated in the bios, after the initial post screen, there should be a raid menu screen that you have to key into (crtl+h, for example) and from there you can assign drives to raid configurations.

you'll have to reinstall windows on the raid drives (im not sure if the raid-ready setting retains info from the ide setting mode) and will likely have to have the raid driver for your motherboard on a usb or cd to load the drivers for initial installation.

you could do raid-1 on 2 1tb drives, and raid-1 on the 2 640gb drives and have the system files, programs, os, on the 500 gb drive (the only one not being backed up)
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I wouldnt recommend the western digital green 2tb drives for raid, they have a feature thats hard wired into them that spins down the drive automatically and might disconnect with the raid array. (although i think i read somewhere that not all green drives have the narcolepsy issue but im not 100% sure if thats true)

Currently i just finished my home media server and im using a few samsung f4 2tbs and its working just fine and would highly recommend them (and they use less energy them WD greens from what ive read).

A possibility I would say look into the RE western digital hard drives, or also consider 5400-5900rpm to save energy consumption since most likely performance wont be needed (media streams just fine off of 5400rpm from my experience)
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So you saying that I should get a Samsung instead? Perhaps I should swap 2x 2TB of WD for Samsung. But keep everything else on WD. Sounds good to me if that's the case.
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So you saying that I should get a Samsung instead? Perhaps I should swap 2x 2TB of WD for Samsung. But keep everything else on WD. Sounds good to me if that's the case.
yup essentially what im saying. other then that everything would work just fine if you dont mind the extra power consumption of the WD blacks

for your 500gb raid just go with raid 1 (mirror; so gives you 500gb total space) so you can have some redundancy on your back ups.
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I see, ok. Sounds good then. I am all set?

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yup essentially what im saying. other then that everything would work just fine if you dont mind the extra power consumption of the WD blacks

for your 500gb raid just go with raid 1 (mirror; so gives you 500gb total space) so you can have some redundancy on your back ups.
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