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i have multiple hard drives as below
2) 1TB wd green
1) 750GB wd black
2) 500 seagate dunno
2) 2TB Hitachi (on the way) and Samsung
2) 250gb hdds dunno

hard ware is (ill have to edit it atm im typing as im falling asleep

pentium 4 775 soc. 3.2 ghz
3-6 gb ddr2 ram
was thinking of using debian for the os and snapraid is their any better options?
i plan to use mhs or whatever to pool the hdds together as one

board has a x16 pci e port think 2 1x pci e ports and like 4 pci ports

looking for the bestay to back up everythiny like snapraid and flex
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Originally Posted by Tankster399 View Post

i have multiple hard drives as below
2) 1TB wd green
1) 750GB wd black
2) 500 seagate dunno
2) 2TB Hitachi (on the way) and Samsung
2) 250gb hdds dunno

hard ware is (ill have to edit it atm im typing as im falling asleep

pentium 4 775 soc. 3.2 ghz
3-6 gb ddr2 ram
was thinking of using debian for the os and snapraid is their any better options?
i plan to use mhs or whatever to pool the hdds together as one

board has a x16 pci e port think 2 1x pci e ports and like 4 pci ports

looking for the bestay to back up everythiny like snapraid and flex

Honestly, with a mix of drives like that, it's usually best to go with UnRAID since it's basically the only storage pooling solution that doesn't care about drive size. Down side is you only get performance of one drive, but it also means that your data isn't striped across any drives.

So UnRAID, or a bunch of RAID 1s with the matching drives.
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Honestly, with a mix of drives like that, it's usually best to go with UnRAID since it's basically the only storage pooling solution that doesn't care about drive size. Down side is you only get performance of one drive, but it also means that your data isn't striped across any drives.

So UnRAID, or a bunch of RAID 1s with the matching drives.

Agreed, don't go using a standard RAID set up with that mix and match of drives.
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yea i didn't plan on using raid i was thinking of going the free route. hows snapraid? heard it is good but the speeds were kinda low from what i remember. also all those hdds are full but the 2tb hdd (well partially full).
I kinda like unraid but its too expensive
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What is the backup though? RAID 1 isn't a backup in anyway shape or form.

You either need to sync the data to another system or to an external device you can remove.
    
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Another alternative to unraid is Amahi home-server. It will pool all your mixed drives to make one big drive.Like others have stated already this setup will only give you the speed of the drive being used at the time.While greyhole dose allow you to have additional copies of files on different hdd's for redundancy. I would still also use an external drive/s for backup.With greyhole you also have the ability to remove hdd's and still be-able to read the data from another pc.
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From what my understandings are greyhole is like drive expander in whs v1 right basically it pools all hdds in as 1 huge partition and is basically raid 1 right? (so if i had 12 tb only 6tb could be used?)
trying to understand how greyhole actually works from what i got its pretty much like drive extender.
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You're correct in saying that greyhole works similar to WHS v1 drive extender. All drives equal total space usable after formatting.So 12TB's would be 12TB's usable,minus space loss to formatting.Also the OS drive is not made available for storage.Duplicate files with greyhole are store on a different drive/s in the pool.To give you some redundancy encase one drive or more fails.

Just with greyhole you can make as many duplicates as you have hdd's in the storage pool.In your case 9 different copies of said file or folder could be stored in your pool.As long as it's able to fit on the hdd.This link should help you to understand better.

http://www.greyhole.net/
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