Harddrive size reccomendations for Home Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have six (6) 250 GB Harddrives in my Windows Home Server. I have room for two additional drives. Am I better off buying two 1TB drives or sticking with addtional 250s. I can use the extra space, however my concern is with DE and how it deals with multiple drives of different sizes. If it is duplicating all data yet some of the disks can hold more data will I loose redundancy or will it limit my storage to the same as the other drives.

    Advice appreceated. 
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:17 PM


  • I would install two 1 TB drives, then I would remove (one at a time, with appropriate pauses for Drive Extender to move files around between) as many of the 250 GB drives as possible. I would do it this way because a small number of large disks will use less power, generate less heat, and make less noise than a large number of smaller disks. Also, this would allow you to free up 4 to 6 connectors for additional disks.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:44 PM