I've got an old PC build that I've decided to convert into a simple media server running Windows with Plex Media Server. Nothing fancy, but I want it to be reliable. So far I've asked friends who are experts in servers, HTPCs, and more and I keep getting vastly different advice from each of them...
There's no other way to do this other than being long winded. So here it goes.
Current: Win7 on an old HP Desktop (Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz, 4gb ram, 1.5Tb (Internal, just died) and 2tb external. 500gb OS drive (Overkill, I know) Running Win7 with Plex Media Server.
Problem: The 1.5tb drive died...
I'd like some advice from someone more experienced to improve my setup.
Plex Media Server installed on Macbook Pro
Living Room: Plex installed on Apple TV
Bedroom: Rasplex running on RPi.
N40L Server (Ubuntu):
2x 2TB WD Green
1x 1.5TB Seagate
I have wired...
So I have my HTPC with a few hard drives. SSD for the OS, then 1TB is just OneDrive and the other (WD Black 4TB) for movies and shows.
Its more than enough for me as I don't save too much stuff. Only favorite movies and some shows. Otherwise I watch and delete, unless it goes to the favorite...
Over the past year I have been getting my HTPC/light gaming rig (though I never seem to game on it) up and running and am starting to fine tune some things. Currently I am running separate drives for each of my media: Movies, TV Shows, and Music. As my collections are different...
Starting build today. Wondering if I should put the 2x 3tb hdd's in Raid 0. or Just leave them as separate drives? Would I see any real significant performance increase. If so, would that increase be worth the loss of all files should one of the two fail?
Build List: Cooler Master N200 Case...