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I am in the planning stages of my upgrade from WHS ver. 1 to WHS 2011.

 

Question??

 

I was planning on using the IcyDock enclosure to Mirror two WD Black 500gb laptop drives for my OS.

 

Since 500gb is overkill just for the OS, I also wanted to store my Picture files on the same Mirror with the OS.

 

Is there a downside to this strategy?

 

If so , what would it be??

 

Thanks Tim

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The only downside I can think of is that it would make your OS drive used (read and write) more than if it was just the OS. Outside of that, none I can think of. I have the same setup but will only use the mirror for the OS.

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Create another partition on that volume (shrink the C) and put your photos on that volume. Just move the folder via the wizard.

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I am in the planning stages of my upgrade from WHS ver. 1 to WHS 2011.

 

Question??

 

I was planning on using the IcyDock enclosure to Mirror two WD Black 500gb laptop drives for my OS.

 

Since 500gb is overkill just for the OS, I also wanted to store my Picture files on the same Mirror with the OS.

 

Is there a downside to this strategy?

 

If so , what would it be??

 

Thanks Tim

 

 

Technically there is nothing wrong but personally I would not do it. Having blown away my WHS install several times, I want that primary drive free and clear of data. Just my two cents.

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