Linux - GeneralThis Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Im in the midst of building a media server that will continually grow as a run out of space, but im not sure what to do.
Currently I wil be starting off with three 300gb HDs and was initially going to go with a RAID 5 setup but then quickly relized that one its really diffucult to add a HD to the array with out starting from scratch but also it locks me in to adding only 300gb HDs.
Now reading on RAID 4 I assume you can add different size HDs and still retain the use off all the HD space, so that if I add a 400gb HD later on down the road, the parity drive will then become the 400gb and Ill have access to the full use of three 300gb hds. And if I upgrade once again lets say another 400gb the RAID-4 array will use all of the space between the three 300gb HDs as well as the new 400gb HD correct? or is this the same senario as the RAID-5 where the array will treat all the HDs as if they were only 300gb HDs?
Im just trying to find a solution where I can have different size HDs that I will continue to add and still maintain a little redundancy like the parity.