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2 questions. 1 of which I think I know the answer to, but want to be sure.

I am making a server and want to do a raid 10 set-up which i know requires at least 4hdds. So my question is. If I have 6x 2TB hdd's, will that give me a raid 10 of 6tb?

My next question is. What are good 22-24" monitors that can portrait, as I want to do a 3monitor set-up in portrait mod.

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nevermind......

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I don't know why this area is called "ask Rodney questions", because he never shows up.

Yes, a RAID 10 setup with 6 2TB drives will give you 3x2TB=6TB. The other three drives will just be mirroring the first three.

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Hi inkedrose,

For the RAID 10, just a suggestion not to go with WD Digital's since unless you got their Raid edition hdd's your raid 10 will be unreliable (trust me i tried).

For the 22-24inches I really love Samsung's quality and they have some screens that also go in portrait mode. I have 3 samsung screens owned 2-3 and 1.5 years and all going in strong with 0 problems.

Rodney is quite busy with a lot of things I imagine, I really understand him, we'll see him this saturday at 9:30PM during the live show :)

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Thanks :)

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Neowarex wrote:Hi inkedrose,

For the RAID 10, just a suggestion not to go with WD Digital's since unless you got their Raid edition hdd's your raid 10 will be unreliable (trust me i tried).

For the 22-24inches I really love Samsung's quality and they have some screens that also go in portrait mode. I have 3 samsung screens owned 2-3 and 1.5 years and all going in strong with 0 problems.

Rodney is quite busy with a lot of things I imagine, I really understand him, we'll see him this saturday at 9:30PM during the live show :)

What drives would you recommend other than the RE editions? I looked at samsung spin-points but, I've also been told many times they aren't worth the money in the long run :S

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I have never heard of Raid Edition harddrives. The RAID controller takes care of the distribution of data among the drives, so the drive itself shouldn't "know" it's in a RAID array.

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hnkftalnot wrote:I have never heard of Raid Edition harddrives. The RAID controller takes care of the distribution of data among the drives, so the drive itself shouldn't "know" it's in a RAID array.

That is true
And the only company that I know that makes ''raid'' specific drives are WD. But they are pricey.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136365

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Thanks for the link inkedrose, didn't know about those but they seem quite promising. Although I'm still not sure if they aren't targeted for large businesses.. also because of the price. The Barracuda LP's seem to do alright as well at less than half the price.

I'd ask around some more if you really need them, but if I was going to build a six HDD RAID myself I would be leaning towards the sub 100 dollar drives. But then again, I might be sorry in the future..

Neowarex seems to know what he's talking about but I'd get myself some more real-life experiences before dumping 1500 dollar on those drives. Maybe try some other forums, I know overclock.net has a lot of networking/server guys as well.

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hnkftalnot wrote:Thanks for the link inkedrose, didn't know about those but they seem quite promising. Although I'm still not sure if they aren't targeted for large businesses.. also because of the price. The Barracuda LP's seem to do alright as well at less than half the price.

I'd ask around some more if you really need them, but if I was going to build a six HDD RAID myself I would be leaning towards the sub 100 dollar drives. But then again, I might be sorry in the future..

Neowarex seems to know what he's talking about but I'd get myself some more real-life experiences before dumping 1500 dollar on those drives. Maybe try some other forums, I know overclock.net has a lot of networking/server guys as well.

Thanks, I forgot all about that forum. And I feel the same way since I am building 2 computers. I want them to be good yes. But I dont want to break the bank doing it.

My main computer is going to have 128gb(boot), 300gb[velioraptor](gaming), 2tb raid 1(storage)

My 2nd is basically a server/media center so it will be a 3 or 4tb in raid 10, or 0+1 however you want to say it.