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    Default What would you do?

    I have run into a problem. I have many video files (not from DVD, so no, nothing illegal) and as you all know they take up much, much space. Plus many photos, music etc. The problem I have run into now is that I have a 2 bay enclosure that holds over 2TB of hdd but unless you run Vista in GPT it won't use all of it and I don't want to waste any of my 1TB and 1.5TB (2.5TB) hdd. The problem is when using that much it won't run MBR but only GPT. Ok, no problem you say, well my backup program Acronis 11 won't restore it in GPT. Would you buy a NAS? I have another computer that I use mainly for my Russound whole house audio and not much else. Could I use that? I have so much info to backup and transfer, I can't have a slow download. My system is a gig system but the NAS won't get that. I think my other computer should be able to handle that or not? What would you do????
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    Default Re: What would you do?

    The problem I have run into now is that I have a 2 bay enclosure that holds over 2TB of hdd but unless you run Vista in GPT it won't use all of it and I don't want to waste any of my 1TB and 1.5TB (2.5TB) hdd. The problem is when using that much it won't run MBR but only GPT. Ok, no problem you say, well my backup program Acronis 11 won't restore it in GPT. Would you buy a NAS? I have another computer that I use mainly for my Russound whole house audio and not much else. Could I use that? I have so much info to backup and transfer, I can't have a slow download. My system is a gig system but the NAS won't get that. I
    Build a NAS and dont worry about backing up your DATA with True image. Here is a link Build the $340 NAS for half the price but double the speed | George Ou | ZDNet.com Use a another PC with your Acronis TI 11 to backup your OC and minimal DATA if you have one. Its really a question that you have to answer, because it may involve a tradeoff.
    High capacity storage and fast access, on a homebuillt NAS or a slow NAS with backups to Acronis TI 11. You can always add hard drives and get a copy of your files? Also try online backup options to replace the True image backups. Let me know if I mis spoke on anything.
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    I have a computer that I have in my media room. It is used as a music computer to hook up to my Russound Cav6.6 along with casatunes to help in control. I periodically use to help me burn things when I need to burn a lot of copies. I also use it to remote to while I am in the process of working on my MX980 remote control and the MSC 400 (the msc 400 won't work in 64bit). I do watch some movies periodically with it, but very seldom. That is all I use it for. Very seldom is it used. It has an AMD dual core 4400+, a 500 watt psu, an ATI 4650 video card and 2GB of memory. I am running XP Pro on it. Would this work? If so what else do I need to do other than get bigger hdd?
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    Hey guy I am not an expert, but I will tell you what I know. That system may work fine except when you hook up the 1 TB drives. Are you sure the system can see hard drives that big? certain systems have limitations on the sizes they can detect properly. In order to avoid data loss that will need investigating. Maybe a PCI or PCI E controller would be in order here. The article in question seems to suggest a RAID setup but not sure. Certain Operating Systems are better at streaming media, namely Windows 7 and Windows Home server Vista Home premium and Linux with myth TV not sure about XP pro. Assuming you did a dual boot of XP pro and linux with each on separate hard drives then add the 1 TB drives with a controller if needed, that might do it. I might look for an updated guide to setting up NAS servers.
    So here is the added parts that I think you would need
    1 copy of Linux with Myth TV
    1 controller with possible RAID support
    1-2 Hard drives
    1 NIC with 1000 MB/s

    Let me know if I mispoke.....
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    Default Re: What would you do?

    Look at the OS support of GPT Graph on the link I have provided. GUID Partition Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia GUID does not work with Windows. You will need to allow Windows to partition them to 2 drives. Go into Windows Disk Management and set the HDD's up as 2 HDD's Keep all of your video files on one of them and your OS on the other. Be sure they are both NTFS.
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    Default Re: What would you do?

    After looking at this and thinking about it does it really make a difference if I use GPT because there is no OS on my G backup drive. When I go to back up, (if I ever do) will it matter? I am a little confused now. Could someone possibly explain it to me. Thanks.
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    Default Re: What would you do?

    that question may be better asked at the Acronis True image forums
    http://abc.go.com/shows/lost
    Sorry I was a bit busy last night as you can see the link is here
    http://forum.acronis.com/
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    Last edited by MadMax2911; 02-24-2010 at 09:52 PM. Reason: add link
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