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If your looking for ease, I'd stay away from RAIDs... But RAID 5 does use parity and can recover one drive (out of 3) but rebuild time on a failed 3Tb RAID...... just got shivers...

I'd get two 500 gig drives in RAID 0, And two 1Tb drives. Do a nightly backup of the important files on the RAID to 1Tb drive 0 and use 1Tb drive 1 for general data with security back up to 1Tb drive 0.

--David--
That sounds like a great set up I like it a lot. Is it worth getting a whole other unit for the server or should I just slap the 4HDD in my main rig and use another way to allow acess to the media from there?
post #12 of 16
That's up to you really. Whats practical?
All I can do is ask you questions and you pick what fits your case best.
I run separate systems because I move my systems often.

Do you power off your system so others can't get to the storage?
Can you support the space, power, heat and noise a new system will bring?
Are you comfortable possibly putting other peoples files for secure storage on your personal day-to-day system?

Its your pick on those matters, including the obvious sata ports, space and power in your system.

--David--
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post #13 of 16
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That's up to you really. Whats practical?
All I can do is ask you questions and you pick what fits your case best.
I run separate systems because I move my systems often.

Do you power off your system so others can't get to the storage?
Can you support the space, power, heat and noise a new system will bring?
Are you comfortable possibly putting other peoples files for secure storage on your personal day-to-day system?

Its your pick on those matters, including the obvious sata ports, space and power in your system.

--David--
I don't plan to power it off if I make my rig the server.

I don't mind noise our PCs are in a dedicated room, I have a AZZA Hurrican Tower with upgraded fans and our house is always at 72. We live in FL

That last question I didn't think about. True better not to put it on my system then I won't be able to take it away.

Guess back to a seperate unit. Thanks for all the answers David
post #14 of 16
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Would FreeNAS fit me better? I don't mind learning it, but is it more NAS and less server? I don't like the idea of auto-run anything on computers and it looks like thats what NAS is.
post #15 of 16
FreeNAS is a storage OS, pure and simple. You will have to configure it the same as any OS. I've never used it myself, maybe someone else here can give you some tips for the best use.

A NAS is either a Network Attached Storage or a Network Access Storage... not sure which... but you get the idea. A server that exists only to consolidate files for multiple systems. In large environments, they reduce the amount of hardware and power required to get the same safety.

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post #16 of 16
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Thanks again. I'll avoid NAS or maybe set up the third system as a NAS and use the xbox360 as media player.

For now I appreciate all the info on helping me make a decision.
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