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WHS 2011 to Flex Raid
« on: March 16, 2015, 02:27:51 pm »
I have a low power Atom processor (mini itx) WHS 2011 server.  It is a stock 2011 server.  I want to add a small amount of disks and implement Flexraid on the server.  The Server is used for Backup, serve music to a Sonos system and plays a power point presentation.  I don't have have a bunch of space.  So I am wondering a few thing about the build:

1.  Is an atom processor (probably 1.6 dual core) powerful enough for what i want to do?
2.  I am thinking of either 1 or 2 disks for storage and 1 parity.  After reading the suggested drives I will look at 2tb black drives.  Right now the server has 2x 500 gig hd.

Thanks for your help
Bill

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Re: WHS 2011 to Flex Raid
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 02:45:04 pm »
@OP,

You need to specify whether you intend to use RAID-F or tRAID.
An atom should be fine for either, but if using RAID-F, that will depend on the amount and frequency of data change.

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Re: WHS 2011 to Flex Raid
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 02:54:58 pm »
Transparent Raid.

Also does WHS 2011 backup client work with Transparent Raid. 

My whole thought process right now is to get additional storage with a parity drive.  I want to move everything into a drive pool including the whs 2011 client backups.  Then i will backup the C: drive to a disk outside the pool.  How does this sound?

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Re: WHS 2011 to Flex Raid
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 03:02:21 pm »
Also
The CPU is a Intel Atom D510 1.6 dual core
Ram is 2gig

Will I need to up the ram?

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Re: WHS 2011 to Flex Raid
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 12:00:30 pm »
You should be fine. However, more RAM will certainly help Windows and its file caching aspects.