poofyhairguy Wrote:Nope. That is the magic of Unraid. Unlike regular RAID, the disks aren't dependent on each other.I was wondering why you had so many different kinds of drives in the 2nd build.
So if you lose your parity drive, no data is lost. Just replace the drive. If you lose a single hard drive no data is lost, you just have to replace the hard drive. If more than one drive is lost, you just lose the data on those drives.
This last point is (part of the reason) my newest Unraid server has a different kind of HD in each of its slots. That way I can never be harmed by a bad batch of drives, or a single bad drive model.
I'm actually still using a P35-DS3L + e2160 (OC'd to 2.8ghz) as my main PC and an old P4 + 8400gs as my HTPC. I tend to hold onto hardware and use it until it's totally unusable any more.
As long as I can keep the HTPC in another room, I won't need to upgrade. That is, until it needs to be close to the TV, at that point I'll have to get something efficient/quiet/small. Right now I have the HTPC on the other side of the wall as the TV with a 1" hole in the wall to run the wires. I can't hear it from the TV room, but that HTPC closet does get hot in the summer.
Can you do WOL for the unRAID server so it only turns on when the HTPC is using it? I don't want the server to be on over night if nothing is using it.