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Flexraid erases whatever is stored on the parity drive when you initialize the raid. If you want to use a 3tb data drive (now or later) you have to have at least a 3tb parity drive.

So then the other drives don't get erased ?

So my media will stay intact ?

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So then the other drives don't get erased ?

So my media will stay intact ?

That's correct. The other drives will stay intact AND get pooled into 1 large virtual hard drive that is super easy then to map and share across your network.
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Sweet!

I can't wait to set up flex raid!

How long did it take you ?

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Sweet!

I can't wait to set up flex raid!

How long did it take you ?

I think 4-6 hours or so to build the raid and parity drives.
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How many hdd can I install before I need a bigger PSU ?

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AsRock h61 with 8gb ddr3 + g530

Might need 100 watts for that ... Lol

I usually figure 25 watts per hdd drive to be safe but honestly have no clue .

I figure I must be good until 10 hdd 's ?

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What do you guys think of this for a bedroom HTPC?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687

You can do much better building yourself

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How many hdd can I install before I need a bigger PSU ?

I would think you could get by easily with a 400w PSU.

Edit: The PSU calculator says minimum 311w so it agrees with me.
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Cool.

Now about cool. How cool exactly does it run? Can you post some temps?

Temps are listed in my thread - CPU temps at idle are about 38-40 C, 44-46 C during 1080p playback, and 66-68 C at max load (Prime95 running for 30 minutes). I just took a reading using an infrared thermometer on the case lid and heatsinks - in a 23C room, these are reading just about 34C after playing a movie for 30 minutes.
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I usually figure 25 watts per hdd drive to be safe but honestly have no clue .

I figure I must be good until 10 hdd 's ?

2 platter HDDs are about 10W.

I have a G530T (35W version) on a H67 and 1 HDD, While playing video it burns about 30-32W. PS is 300W 80+.
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2 platter HDDs are about 10W.

I have a G530T (35W version) on a H67 and 1 HDD, While playing video it burns about 30-32W. PS is 300W 80+.

Ok- that seems about right. 400watt PSU should last me up until 15+ HDD's.

Sounds good.

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