1 180GB, 4 320GB, 5 500GB, 6 1TB...12 of the drives are in raid 1+0 config (4 raid devices in system), 2 drives in a Raid 1 config. 1 500GB external drive and 1 180GB for the OS. Due to the Raid 1 and 1+0 setups aprox storage is 4.5 TB. Another computer upstairs has 4x500GB Raid 10 in it as well.
Whats stored on them...family videos 200-300GB, Pictures (hobby) 150-200GB, SCI-FI 800GB, History/Documentary 250-300GB, Music 116GB, TV Recordings 303GB. This is stuff I would just about cry if it was lost...that is why everything is in Raid 1 and/or Raid 1+0.
Power draw on a cold boot..is aprox 510Watts (according to the UPS). Idle draw is aprox 200-210Watts. Would have been nice if the MB and raid cards supported staggered start up of HD's..but nothing a larger power supply couldn't fix :clap:
Hmmmm must find way to squeeze in more hard drives , wait 2TB WD's @ $400x 14 :help:
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