LVM or Raid0

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    i have a pc im using as storage and htpc which is storing a few apps and some tv shows, now i can afford to lose whats on there as i back up most of what i want to keep to dvd and external 500gb usb drive.

    Is there are difference between the two systems as they appear to do the same thing just in a different way
     
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    LVM will let you dynamically resize volumes on the fly. Raid 0 lets you increase a volume by the size of the disk you add. It also is the fastest way to loose all data if it dies, so don't keep vital data on it :)
     
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    suggest another way i can use 2x500gb hdds - mirror is not really an option because when recording tv its going to fill up the drive quick
     
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    get another one and do raid5
     
  5. Dark Atheist

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    cant - no money
     
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    cannibalise the 500gb drive out of the USB thing?
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    that's for backup in case any of the other drives snuff it, plus its brand new and in a rather sturdy housing