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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Properly implemented, even "low level" tiered storage, ie just a couple drives/arrays, can be blazingly fast if you are willing to take the time to plan out what will be where.
I can say that the only rule that I have found universal is to do everything possible to keep the OS on its own HDD (this doesn't apply so much to SSD). that's why I recommend putting archival data on the OS disk if you absolutely need the spac, as yyou won't be accessing it almost ever.

I agree. That's what I did with my HDDs. I had a 40GiB partition for OS (at that time XP so that was more than enough space with room for growth), a 10GiB partition for pagefile on a separate drive, and another drive for active data. The rest of drive 1 and drive 2 were used for archival data.

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Originally Posted by Velict View Post

That's my issue right now, I just have so much stuff that I need to back up, I'd need to buy another 3tb hard drive just so I have a place to put it all. I absolutely don't want to lose any data. Is there a way to raid 0 the drives together without wiping the drives?

Not really. Unless you've got a backup of your data, though, I'd nix the RAID-0 and just stick to using them as single drives. From what I've seen so far, the 3+TB drives tend to be more failure prone compared to smaller capacities (stands to reason since the tech is still so new) and if one drive in a RAID-0 array fails, you lose all your data. Besides, unless you've got an equally fast source/target, it's not like you'll benefit much from the increased sequential speed.

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You could try compressing your data when backing it up.

OP mentioned anime so I'm guessing most of what he's storing will be videos. Can't really compress data that's already compressed.
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Anime and movies is the bulk. I'm a media monster.

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You should consider setting up a dedicated nas storage if your going to store huge amounts of media.

Easier to manage and expand.
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So I moved my important stuff to an external drive I borrowed, and wiped my drives. I'm in the process of installing win7, but now I can't see my drives at all during installation. I went to the website and grabbed whatever raid driver they had, and nothing works. So, I'm on my laptop.
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