Originally Posted by stamina1914
Wow so now I have to buy a 4th hdd just to record movies now... oh well. Can I at least rip movies directly to the V Drive?
I don't think you necessarily have to get an additional drive, but it might take some creative partitioning.
I honestly have no idea how flexraid would cope with changing partitions after it's already been setup so I'll leave that one to the experts, but my understanding is that you can partition drives and include/exclude partitions in your array so that way you can leave space set aside for dynamic data.
If you were starting from scratch, I would just section of a 500GB (or whatever size you want for your recorded TV) chunk of whichever drive you want to use, and then setup everything else as you did before, leaving out the partition new partition.
If you're trying to eek out every last bit of performance from your system you might
see some benefit to having your Recorded TV folder on a separate physical drive, but for the majority of what most people do with their HTPC you won't see much difference, if any at all.
As far as ripping movies to your array, from my understanding that shouldn't be a problem. There is another thread around here where someone was having problems with their metadata, ripping straight to their library in MediaBrowser (iirc) but that was only because of a bug introduced in an update, that had been identified and was supposed to be fixed in the next release, but that was an issue independent of flexraid, it could still effect you depending on your particular setup.