PC hardware is totally new to me, so please forgive what may be a silly question.
If I'm looking to build a RAID Media Server for audio and video files, would the MaXLine Plus II drives be a good choice?
Maximum capacity 250GB
≤9.0 ms average seek time
8MB cache buffer
I have a vague understanding of what the specs mean, but am clueless as to what a media server needs.
Thanks in advance
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- Simply Incredible
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They'll work fine. Between my setup, one at the office and one that a friend has, we're using those drives on two of the three and they've had no more trouble than the WDs in mine. Failures WILL happen; I'd recommend a 3ware or similar card that will notify of failures so you can anticipate a failing drive before it's actually dead. The real conservative approach would be to run a hot spare as well as a parity drive. That'd mean that you'd get 1.5T out of eight drives, but you'd have the ability to have two failures and still be at full functionality - giving plenty of margin of error to get the failed drives replaced.
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