Help designing a Media Server. Tuner card and HD setup!
I need a little advice in a few areas about desigining my media server. I have 3 200GB WD 7200, 8mb cache (IDE) and 2 WD raptor 74GB drives. I am probably going to run XP Pro or Small business 2003. I have 2Gb PC3200 and am runnin an MSI K7N Neo2 Plat with a P4 2.6. I have an ATI AIW X600 256 that has a horrible picture. I am giving up on AIW cards. Have not had one work properly yet. I have decided to look at hauppauge cards. Any suggestions? Anyone know if they have a HD card available?
This system is going to be used to Rip dvd, Rip CD's, it will be a PVR, Picture, Music and video server. My question is, what is the most optimal way to set the HD's up? Spann the 200's? Stripe the Raptors? Let me know your opinions here. Which drives should I put the OS on?
I would like to be able to stream to the internet if possible too.