Hard Drive "Spin-Ups" & 2TB Recommendations

Soldato
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Hey all,

I tried asking this in the Microserver thread, but it doesn't look like anyone could help me...

I have a N40L HP Microserver, and am looking into expanding the storage in it. I currently have just 2x1TB drives, merged together to produce a 1.8TB drive.

Just a couple of questions:

1. I currently have the hard drives power down after a certain time, so they spin up if and when I require the use of them. Is that the best situation for everything involved? I.e. Good for saving on power, and good for the hard drive?

2. I'm looking into expanding to 2x1TB and 2x2TB drives... Any recommendations for a 2TB drive?

Thanks,
Marky
 
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