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Basically I would like to have one large logical disk.

Data security is important, but not critially. Typically I would like something like 1st prize: Raid 5 2nd prize: Loosing all data on failed disk, but not on any other disks.

I can run this setup on a computer on its on Linux/Windows or on a Windows machine. I have the following drive sizes

2000 GB 1000 GB 1000 GB 750 GB 500 GB 640 GB 640 GB 250 GB

What you guys suggest?

I will be storing media on these, large HD movies, performance is not critical, but appreciated.


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closed as off topic by TomTom, Chopper3, Sven, mulaz, EEAA May 28 '13 at 10:44

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What's the client OS/application? – Chopper3 May 28 '13 at 10:40
I would suggest you don't bother a professional admin forum with off topic questions. Your home setup of random old discs you pulled out of somewhere does not really belong here. And no, noone will believe this is a "Professional capacity" setup. Not when you talk of "media, large HD movies". Man, the 250gb disc is not only old, it also is slow, most likely. – TomTom May 28 '13 at 10:40
RAID0. Over all disks. >:D – tombull89 May 28 '13 at 10:40
@tombull89 I was going to suggest just LVMing the lot :) – Chopper3 May 28 '13 at 10:42
My suggestion is throgin them away and replacing them with 80 x 1200gb HGST SAS discs ;) – TomTom May 28 '13 at 10:43

Just use Storage Spaces in Windows 8, and read our FAQ before posting again as you clearly haven't.

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