External 1.5TB HDD (Approx. 1.02TB free) I can move all my data to this if need be
What I ultimately want to do is keep adding HDD to have more space for my growing Movie/Music collection and then have a good SSD for the OS and Programs... I plan on buying a SSD after summer
What I would like to know is what's the best way to start a RAID 1 array with the 3 x 2TB drives (with OS) but also make it easy to upgrade/change to a RAID 1 array (Movies/Music) + SSD (with OS) later?
I know starting the RAID array will lose my data so that's why I'm thinking about storing all my stuff on the external and build the array with 2 drives and have 1 separate for the OS. Then when I save up more money buy an SSD and another Caviar Green to have a total of 4 x 2TB and 1 SSD. Is this how I should go about this?
I'm really just confused on how I should go about doing this to preserve data and keep it open to upgrading in the future and is RAID 1 the best way to go? Or should I just keep stuffin drives in there and have separate drives to browse?