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I'm building a projector-based HTPC around a non-RAID 15TB video collection.

With about 9TB loaded so far (now on the 3rd Seagate ST4000DM000), 8 files lost/partially recovered out of 2200 DVD-Rs and another 4 weeks to go the importance of speed of access over permanence has made its case as far as I'm concerned.

So now I'm thinking about backup once the collection is loaded.

I've worked out that the larger the drive capacity the lower will be the overall cost but how low can I afford to get with the specification in terms of long term reliability?

For example, could I settle for 3TB W/D Reds or should I be looking at the enterprise parts in 4TB W/D SE?
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Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
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Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
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Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
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Calimo Min
(22 items)
 
Calimo Mid
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Optiarc AD-7280S DVD-RW Scythe: Mugen 3 2 off Scythe AP15 Gentle Typhoon Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 off Zaward 140mm ZG2-140B Golf PWM Top Fan MS Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1- 64 Bit Edition Samsung 2333SW Saitek Cyborg C5 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
OtherOther
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
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