Windows Home Server 2011 Drive setup question

Posted on 2011-10-04
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I have a new server with 3 1TB hard drives.

Would it be better to configure this as a RAID5 (would be a 2TB volume) or 3 stand alone 1TB drives and let WHS2011 do its magic?

Also, I will have 10 laptops connecting to this.  Assuming each laptop has a 500GB B internal hard drive, how do I know if I'll have enough space to back up all the laptops? (would be 5TB of potential data)

Question by:GDavis193
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madhatter5501 earned 2000 total points
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I think you should set them up as a raid 5 config, that way you won't be down as long if one of the drives fail and you have some redundancy.  The users shouldn't be backing up their entire hard drive so you should be fine with the data backups, just make sure to overwrite the backups after a set period of time.

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