Originally Posted by Zon2020
Why don't you play around and learn this stuff using one of those old P4 or AMD systems you're replacing?
I bought an extra G530($37) and Asrock H61 open box($48)
I have 8GB (4x2) of Crucial 1.35v 1600mhz I picked up for $30 also.
I will use a spare 320GB WD blue that is out for RMA as the OS drive. I have no other use for it anyhow.
I have a case and PSU I can frankenstien to play with until I decide a final resting device.
I have already given the Athalon 4800 X2 system to my mother in law. Suprisingly- it was a decent upgrade for her. lol...
The G530 should work fine, it was a good value, and it won't suck too much energy.
Once I get the learning curve down- I will begin to add 3Tb and 2TB drives currently in my main PC.
I have been researching and I just bought WHS2011 OEM from NewEGG. Looks like I might also want a flexraid type for pooling all my drives.
Currently I have about 20TB (full) of media. I will probably buy two 3TB 7200rpm Seagates and possible Raid 0 them to start it off at a 6Tb drive. Move content to my server slowly filling up and freeing up current drives.
Some of my drives like a few WD green 3Tb and 2Tb are totally full and I hope to just add them to the drive pool.
Can I ask...
Is it possible to set up two pools of drives?
Like a 6TB Raid 0 hardware array + a pool of 10-15TB normal drives as a different drive ?