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Offline pahbi

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What size drive do I need?
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:36:42 am »
I want to purchase flexraid to provide data security for personal media type files.  Video, photos, music, documents etc...

The snapshot raid seems like the best option, for me.

But my searchFU is weak, and I can't find or figure out how to determine what size drive I need for my snapshot raid.

Can someone point me to a calculator or documentation to help me?

Thanks,
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Offline cogliostrio

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Re: What size drive do I need?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 12:48:02 pm »
You would need enough storage space to store what you have. Pluss some space to grow your collection.

As an example (since you dont mention how much space you currently have for you files).
You could use 2 drives for storage (DRU) + 1 drive for parity (PPU). Just remember to keep the drives the same size.