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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.
Lol. No but you know what I am getting at
post #12 of 33
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No depends what you use it for.
I have 4 x 1 Terabyte drives installed in my PC.
I need some backup space...plz
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I have 2x1TB Seagate 7200.11 hard drives in my current computer (just bought them last month) and it's awesome. Maybe in a few months when i get my new computer together and I have some extra cash saved up I'll get two more of them and raid 0+1 them for data safety and maybe speed.

I don't think there will be a hard drive bigger than 1TB anytime soon though. Solid State Disks will probably be the thing to pass the 1TB mark in a few years.
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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.
Got a controller that can handle 8 SATA drives?
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As someone with almost 1.5TiB of hard disk space, I'll go with hell no. It is not too much. You can never have too much disk space. Especially if you like high definition video.

I really need more drives myself.
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Oh, I forgot to add.... there's a 1.8TB partition limit. The largest primary parition in Windows is 1.8TB.
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Even in Vista?
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As someone with almost 1.5TiB of hard disk space, I'll go with hell no. It is not too much. You can never have too much disk space. Especially if you like high definition video.

I really need more drives myself.
Actually you might be surprised. I think I have seen something on the roadmap. I just need to figure it out who was it, I saw that few months ago.


found it... Seagate 1.5TB shooting for AUG-SEPT.
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I second, or third, or whatever number, the need for a RAID card if you are doing RAID5, I have a buddy who had his RAID5 continue to corrupt when using onboard.

and as for storage, I have 2.25 TB of storage, and only about 300GB free at the moment
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@ pioneer: with 8 drives, this should be your controller card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131004

And I'd seriously look into RAID6 in your case, which is basically the same as RAID5, but then with two parity stripes. Eight drives will result in the total storage space of six drives (and seven in the case of RAID5).

@ OCZedd: the 'even number' issue only applies to RAID0, RAID1, RAID10, RAID0+1 and similar forms. For RAID5 and RAID6 the number of drives doesn't really matter. There isn't much difference whacking a file in to 9 pieces or in 8 pieces. And when you have that dedicated controller card, it'll take care of business.

@ SK1lZ ThAt K1LLZ: This is the controller you should use for RAID5 and four drives:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816131003
    
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