Simple Question but difficult for me to answer

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SimplyMac2012, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. SimplyMac2012 macrumors member


    Nov 26, 2012
    Hitchin , Hertfordshire , UK
    I Own 4 1TB Hard Drives perfect i hear you say.

    But here is the burning question how should i use them.

    So today for purely testing out i made drive bays 1 & 2 Raid Mirrored not sure if that was the best idea but thats where you guys come in to assist now you may of read in other questions i have posted in other threads this beast of a mac is purely going to be used as a Apple TV Server so my apple tvs around the house can connect and play what ever anyone desires. So what i done a great idea making the first two bays my mirrored OSX Drive with iTunes content i.e Movies currently 630Gb of Movies and still building and then to use the other two drives in bay 3 and 4 either another Raid Mirror Drive and then add more movies as i go a long ripping my dvds into m4v's. So i ask am i utilising the disk space correctly or would you suggest
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    If you want fault tolerance in the result of a hard disk failure, then yes, RAID 1 is what you would want with a cost of 50% however.

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