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Just grab a perc5i/6i from ebay, a sas breakout cable, and a bunch of drives and be done with it. Simplest path of least resistance FTW.
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I think beers is questioning what your input has to do with the OP's request?
thanks a lot for all the help. one more thing. Port Multiplier. my plan is to add a pcie-x1 card to the shopping list. anything I need to know.
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Just grab a perc5i/6i from ebay, a sas breakout cable, and a bunch of drives and be done with it. Simplest path of least resistance FTW.
And add a second box of drives for backup, cuz raid ain't a backup.

Essentially you have one set for use, jbod/raid/single drive/etc and a 2nd for backup only.
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thanks a lot for all the help. one more thing. Port Multiplier. my plan is to add a pcie-x1 card to the shopping list. anything I need to know.
You're welcome?

I agree with thefreeaccount the most. It simple, then set it to RAID 1 to mirror the drives, which would be a backup of sorts. If one drive fails, you still got the other drive, pop in a new one, and everything gets copied.
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thanks again, I decided to go with 4TB, here is what I got.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132018

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817198032

X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514
all in all it cost less than a decent raid card
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The OP said he had a entire collection of DVD's stolen and I was wondering why people like to have hard copies of DVD's when most is available online. I was not at all being confrontational or negative towards the OP in any way.

EDIT: and I see the OP explained why he likes his hard copies.
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