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Offline Vetmed

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Which flexRiad solution is recommended for movie servers?
« on: September 27, 2015, 01:10:50 pm »
I have a large collection of Digital moves and music.  I will be adding files(movies, pictures ect) on a semi regular basis.  Please keep in mind that I know my way around computers, but not when it comes to RAID(s).  Thanks  for your help.

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Re: Which flexRiad solution is recommended for movie servers?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 02:07:00 pm »
If you need a multi-purpose solution or just the simplest solution, go with tRAID.

If you are sure your storage will only contain media content (ISOs, rips, movies, music, pictures, etc.) and archives and other static or semi-static data, go with RAID-F.
With RAID-F, you are going to download torrent content to it, make sure to setup a folder when the incoming data will reside and exclude that data from Snapshot RAID.
Snapshot RAID requires some understanding to properly make use of: http://wiki.flexraid.com/2011/10/18/understanding-the-limitations-of-snapshot-raid/

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Re: Which flexRiad solution is recommended for movie servers?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 03:59:03 pm »
I think simpler the better.   What do I lose by using tRAID over RAID-F.  I dont for see every putting programs on the server, however, I really dont want a complicated setup. 

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Re: Which flexRiad solution is recommended for movie servers?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 04:04:46 pm »
For your setup, the only thing would be that RAID-F has better write performance. However, if you add an SSD as storage acceleration to tRAID, then tRAID will have the edge. If adding a regular HDD as Landing Disk to tRAID, then the write performance would be on part to that of RAID-F.

For additional comparisons, refer to:
http://www.flexraid.com/faq-items/transparent-raid-vs-raid-over-file-system/
http://www.flexraid.com/2013/10/04/table-comparison-of-transparent-raid-vs-raid-over-file-system/