So, my friend has connections at Seagate, and in exchange for helping her move she gave me 3 1TB 7200.11 harddrives. Cool huh. So, I really don't know what to do with all this space.
My current setup:
Server running XP and SageTV
Athlon 64 3500+
2X 200GB recording drives - getting old
1X 320GB recording drive
1X 160GB OS drive - 20GB OS, 120GB recording
Athlon 3200+ XP with SageTV Client
1X 320GB drive with 20GB OS and 300GB extra network storage 60% full
I also have 1X 750GB drive that was planned to replace the 2X 200GB drives but was never implemented due to time constraints, and downtime constraints. If I missed an episode of the Bachelor I'd be dead. It sits in the client right now as an extra drive without much on it at all.
Athlon 3200+ XP with SageTV Client - wireless with 240mps SRX connection
1X 60GB notebook drive
Athlon X2 3800+ XP
1X 75GB Raptor
Athlon X2 4800+
1X 75GB Raptor
P IV 1.5ghz
1X 40GB Seagate
So, my plan is this:
1X 1TB recording drive
1X 750GB with 20GB OS, 730GB as the recording drive
2X 320GB Raid 1 for important documents like pictures and music that really only takes up 20GB or so
This fills up my Server with drives. I could get a new case or put some in the 5.25" drive bays, but these will be uncooled. I would get a P180 if I got a new case.
1X 160GB drive with 20GB OS and 140GB for whatever - probably empty space but who cares.
Now, I still have 2X 1TB drives and I have enough recording space for TV. I also have enough Raid 1 space for my important files. Before I got the 1TB drives, this was going to be my plan (except I was planning on another 750GB drive instead of the 1TB one in the server) If I get too much recording space, then browsing through the list gets excessive. What should I do with these other drives? Any ideas?