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hey peeps do you think that 2TB'S is to much for 1 computer?

i was thinking of puting in 4 500GB hdd's in so ican set up a RAID 5

any tips on doing this?

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It depends what you need it for but personally I wouldn't go RAID 5 I would go RAID0+1 for a total of 1TB. And in RAID5 you wouldn't get 2TB you would get 1.5TB.
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It depends what you need it for but personally I wouldn't go RAID 5 I would go RAID0+1 for a total of 1TB. And in RAID5 you wouldn't get 2TB you would get 1.5TB.
And what exactly is wrong with a good RAID5? That's what I'm planning on doing on my file server.....8x1TB drives in RAID5 (when I can afford them), or 8x750GB drives (again, when I can afford them) in RAID5.
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No, as long as you have a need for the space.

BUT, Raid 5 is a killer to any IRC. You will need a dedicated card ($500+) to pull it off with decent speeds.
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post #5 of 33
No depends what you use it for.
I have 4 x 1 Terabyte drives installed in my PC.
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and how would i go about instaling and seting up a RAID?
    
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post #7 of 33
For Raid 5 you are going to want a 350$ (and no less, preferably $500) raid controller or your performance is going to go down dramatically.

You don't want to Raid 0 that much data either. I'd honestly either do Raid 1 (But you'll lose half of the data space, and only have 1TB.. but it will always be backed up) or just use them seperately.
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post #8 of 33
Simply this....If you think you are ACTUALLY going to use 2TB then go ahead. However you do have to be realistic. 2TB is ALOT and would be challenging to fill in a legal sense.

I would maybe go for 2 10k drives from seagate, thats just me though.
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Simply this....If you think you are ACTUALLY going to use 2TB then go ahead. However you do have to be realistic. 2TB is ALOT and would be challenging to fill in a legal sense.

I would maybe go for 2 10k drives from seagate, thats just me though.
Are you saying its illegal to use Windows Media Centres record function?

I tape loads of shows using it and they take up loads of space.
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And what exactly is wrong with a good RAID5? That's what I'm planning on doing on my file server.....8x1TB drives in RAID5 (when I can afford them), or 8x750GB drives (again, when I can afford them) in RAID5.
To put it simply RAID5 is slow unless you invest in a high quality RAID controller like others have said. RAID0+1 is a nicer option, full backup and a lot faster. Okay less space, but unless you have some badass server no one should really need 9TB!

Also you say you will get 10 drives in RAID5 meaning 9 in RAID0 and 1 in parity. Do you know how much processing power you will be using trying to divide most files into 9's. With RAID you always want a nice easy number like 2,4,8 etc...
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