I posted this thread (Multiple HDD Storage w/ Backup?
), but nobody replied, but I think I just want a home theater PC anyways.
1. I have a lot of data, and expect a lot more to be coming - currently have about 1.3TB of stuff, but the hard drives they're currently on are being given to my friend, so I need new hard drives for this htpc build. I wouldn't mind preparing for the future and having 4TB, but I'm also pretty obsessed about backing stuff up, so I was thinking about 3 2TB drives in a RAID 5.
2. I want the case to be as small as possible, but I don't know how many HTPC cases have 3 hard drive bays. Any suggestions?
3. Thinking about 3 of these - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I've never done a RAID before... anything special I need to know?
4. Recommend other cheap components? I want to keep this relatively cheap (other than the hard drives)
5. Probably will want it to be connected wireless to my network, so need some sort of wireless receiver.