Originally Posted by Gigahertz21
It's hard to spend $100 on something when people a few weeks ago paid only $40 for the same thing. It makes you feel like you are getting a **** deal, and I think most people would agree with me. The way Brahim has done the pricing for this software has been a little silly. First $40, then $50, now $60, then $100 on May 6th. So when people stop buying it, I wonder if he will adjust it down to some low price again.
He will have to drop the price if the sales drop away. I believe he is currently testing the waters on the price.
I have about 4TB of media spread around on 4 external USB hard drives (2)500GB/1.5TB/3TB. All I want to do really is backup the media on them in case one of those hard drives die. For my needs, there really is no need to build a server for now at least. I wonder if I should just buy another 3TB external hard drive and then use it as a parity drive for my 4 external hard drives that I already have. I can do that right? I just don't want to have to backup my data 1:1, meaning if I have 4TB of data, I don't want to have to take up another 4TB of space just to back it up. Eventually I'll have to probably build a server once my collection gets bigger since buying more external hard drives will be silly. When it comes to that, I guess the smart thing to do would be to just rip out the hard drives from the external USB enclosures and connect them internally to the server. I'm guessing the data on them would still be fine.
I have 8 TB of HDD storage and a single 2 TB parity drive, all connected to the SATA ports of my motherboard. I have an additional 1 TB drive for my TV Recordings and a SDD for my OS drive. In total I have 8 drives connected to the mobo, and I own a two port SATA extender which sits in a PCIe 1x slot if I want to add more drives - but at this point I will just increase their size instead (replacing the 1.5 TB drives with 3 TB ones).
To keep the size of my storage down, I occasionally go through the movies and say "am I ever actually going to watch this again?", if the answer is no, I delete it. I still have the physical disc if I find out I want to see it again years from now...but why waste space with a movie I am actually not going to watch?