I’ve had an AMD E350 system for over a year, which I use as my primary HTPC. However, in that time I’ve always had ocasional stability issues where the system would lock up, reboot, and fail to find the primary HDD. At first I put this down to the HDD — a Seagate Momentus XT,… Read more »
According to an article on Anandtech, WD have released a new range of HDDs optimised for NAS boxes (and presumably good for use with hardware RAID cards too). This have been optimised for streaming, are close in performance to the black series, and also quite economical on power.
Storage Spaces is a new feature coming with Windows 8 which sounds like it will be an ideal software RAID solution for home media servers.
As I mentioned recently, I am for a new residence. Having already experimented successfully with dvblink, I decided it was time to move my TV cards from my HTPC to my server and hand the duty of recording, transcoding and storing TV to the server.
In the coming months I will be buying a new property, and to go with my new home, I’ve been reading up lots on how I might integrate a new home media setup. In recent months several exciting new options have become available, which finally makes the sort of setup I have always desired a… Read more »
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase a second hand hardware raid 5 card (an Areca 1220) for a very low price. Since then I have used the card along with several sets of drives (originally 300gig, then 750gig and currently 1Tb) in a dedicated server PC… Read more »