Re: What is different about a HTPC (Home Theatre Personal Computer)???
Well, having more than one drive does present a certain fault tolerance over a single drive. Because if one fails then the others still work, so you dont lose ALL your movies.
Also, i suggest having the OS (whichever you decide to use) on a separate HDD, or atleast separate partition from your film data, since OSs (especially Windows tbqh.) do have a tendancy to crap out on you once in a while, and reformatting and reinstalling while knowing your data is being destroyed is a bitch.
Also, it's not unheard of for a HTPC to use server tricks like RAID for securing of movies, specifically RAID5, since the parity (fault tolerance) element would help avoid loss of large amounts of data.
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