Originally Posted by briggs&straton
the setup looks fine, you doing software or hard ware raid? do you plan on replacing the drives if they are truly bad?
Laid out graphically, I agree that the setup should be satisfactory.
To be honest, I doubt I'll replace them if they are bad--especially since they aren't under warranty. I know my media doesn't take up quite 1TB yet, so I'll be fine. If they are indeed bad, I'll drop my media storage size down to 1TB for now (just run the one good drive as-is) and back that up to the 3TB WD Red drive for redundancy.
Right now, the Linux box is running a software RAID. I mainly did that because I was experimenting with Linux and wanted to try to set that up. However, I may move it back to hardware RAID. I'm not sure which gamble I'd rather take. Hardware RAID may be the way I go, though, based on the ease of use to rebuild should a drive fail. I'm not quite familiar enough with Linux to know how to recover a drive. I'd be on the Googles looking for info if that happened! Ha!
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