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This is why I probably won't raid my storage server once I have one. I'll just keep an archive of some type of what's on it and redownload the files, then burn any irreplaceable files to blu ray/SSD/SD cards.

This, and I'm cheap and couldnt bring myself to buying an extra hard drive for each hdd I have just for back up.
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If you don't have that much critical data, you can drop one of the array members and run the array in 'degraded' mode while you transfer all you can to the drive you removed from the array (~2TB). Just hope one of those 3 drives don't fail as you're doing this Also, try not to reformat the incorrect one.
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If you don't have that much critical data, you can drop one of the array members and run the array in 'degraded' mode while you transfer all you can to the drive you removed from the array (~2TB). Just hope one of those 3 drives don't fail as you're doing this Also, try not to reformat the incorrect one.
I would prefer not to do that, and it wouldn help much anyway

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fair play, didnt really think about that tbh! ooopsss.

in that case i'm sticking with put it on as many different devies as possible.
I have this server so I dont have to have huge HDDs on my PCs.

I only have 2 other PCs in the house, my main PC and a HTPC, both of which only have SSDs.

Seems Im gonna have to buy 4 new 2tb HDDs, and then find a way to sell them after im done with them... oh joy. Good thing is the new server can be extended by another 4 drives if needed, so I shouldnt have a need to change it in the next ... 10 years.
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I would prefer not to do that, and it wouldn help much anyway



I have this server so I dont have to have huge HDDs on my PCs.

I only have 2 other PCs in the house, my main PC and a HTPC, both of which only have SSDs.

Seems Im gonna have to buy 4 new 2tb HDDs, and then find a way to sell them after im done with them... oh joy. Good thing is the new server can be extended by another 4 drives if needed, so I shouldnt have a need to change it in the next ... 10 years.

or do a sneaky return and say they wernt needed in the end. you may incur a small restocking fee or something.
     
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