Installing and Configuring Win7 Media Center Start to Finish
My fellow Microsoft Media Center MVP Pete Stagman has a fantastic post (which he insists he will continue updating) which covers a ton of great topics if you’re in the process of installing Windows 7 on your new or old system.
With a stripe set, you have 2 or more Hard Drives acting as if they are a
single drive. In the example below, I have 2 – 500GB Hard Drives acting
like a single 1TB Hard Drive. When the tuners are recording the TV
streams, the controllers will write the data to each drive in "Stripes".
It will write a small amount to drive 1, then a small amount to drive
2, alternating back and forth between the drives. Data can be written to
the drives almost twice as fast as a single drive. If you have more
than 2 drives, the same striping occurs, the drives will be written to
in sequence as fast as the tuners can send the data. The dis-advantage
to a stripe set is that if ANY 1 drive fails, ALL the data on
the stripe set is lost.