not sure what i should do about storage options

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    so in my server, i have a 1tb drive that holds my movies, it has about 100gb free. i think i'm ok with that for now

    my other drive is a 1.5tb drive that holds my tv shows and misc documentaries. i'm running out of space. backing up is easy because i have another 1.5tb drive and i just run syncback to backup.

    the problem is that i'm running out of space. i think i will need about 3tb total, but also a decent backup system. i guess i could add another 1.5tb drive and span the volume, but i don't trust it

    maybe a raid config?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I wouldn't span the volume either, but do you really need 3TB of contiguous space or can you get away with 2 1.5TBs?
     
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    i could probably get away with 2 1.5tb drives. i wish i could have it show up as 1 volume though, but that would be drive spanning
     
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    Get three more 1.5tb drives, and run RAID10.... you'd have 3GB of space that is is mirrored automagically.
     
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    #1 way to save space............start deleting shit.

    you're saving it. do you REALLY want/need it all?
     
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    i'm sure i could delete stuff, but then i'd regret it later. i did that in the past and i'm just getting around to redownloading/ripping everything
     
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    :naughty: I'm having the same issue and have been deleting porn... As for deleting other stuff, 7 years ago I deleted all the MP3s that I also had on CD as my 2 80GB drives were getting full. I have regretted it ever since and still haven't finished ripping all my CDs back unto my computer yet.

    I currently have a LSI MegaRAID 8408E with 5+1 1TB drives in a RAID-5. Luckly I had that hot spare as I just had another drive die today... I'm going a different route and upgrading everything, will be getting an Areca ARC-1680IX-16-2G and 9 more 1TB drives to fill all 15 slots in the 3 Icy Dock MB455SPF-B hot swap bays I'll be putting in my case. RAID-6, yea!!!!!

    I just need to wait until christmass to see if my parents will pay for part of it. But if you're still in search of storage needs, I've got 2 LSI MegaRAID 8408E cards I'll be willing to part with when I finally upgrade.
     
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    i'd love to have a raid setup, but i'm not sure if i fully trust it. plus, i'd basically need another so that i could back it up, correct?
     
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    Depends on what you mean by backing it up - if you mean a 2nd copy you keep on site, RAID manages that. If you mean keeping the 2nd copy offsite, RAID can't do that.

    RAID setups are great, but I got the impression you were trying to do this on the cheap.
     
  10. CodeX

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    With hard drive space so cheap why would anyone delete anything? You can get a terabyte drive for 80 bucks, that's 8 cents per gig, that's 32 cents to store a DVD rip...

    Hell even if I had so much I couldn't fit it all on 4 drives I would still buy more drives and just swap them, its not that difficult to swap one non-OS drive out for another when you want it
     
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    Well, if you do just PM me and it may speed up my process of upgrading. I think based on this (cheapest price I found on froogle):
    LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 8408E 3Gb/s 8Port PCIe Controller - $245

    I'd sell you them for $200 each. It would be just the cards, cache, and 2 breakout cables (that would allow you to attach 8 drives, 4 on both cards or 8 on 1).
     

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