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Hey all,

I currently have one 640GB WD Blue in my sig rig, and it's getting full (steam games & recorded TV mostly; my movies & music are on a separate server). I also have $120 in Amazon gift certificates. Should I:

1) Buy a second WD blue ($50) & go RAID 0, spend the rest of the $ on something else,

2) Buy a single Samsung F3 1TB ($60) to replace the WD blue, spend the rest of the $ on something else

3) Spend all $120 on 2x F3 1TB, go RAID 0, have more space than I could ever need

4) some other option?

I've been debating this for awhile. I've never used RAID before, but the speed boost is enticing. What do you guys think?
     
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my movies & music are on a separate server
Put your recorded TV on your server. Stream from server when want to view.
Use the steam backup utility for your games and store the result on the server, uninstall games you don't play often.

If still running out of space, buy another drive for the server.
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delete your porn??
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Put your recorded TV on your server. Stream from server when want to view.
Use the steam backup utility for your games and store the result on the server, uninstall games you don't play often.

If still running out of space, buy another drive for the server.
I like this idea, but I've had trouble recording to the server. It's an unRAID server, with the drives mounted as network drives on my sig rig, but scheduled recordings never actually record. But that's another thread I guess.

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delete your porn??
Heh, I don't store porn, but if I did I'd put it on the server.
     
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