ive got an Acer Aspire Easystore WHS and i'm loving it. it came with a 1tb hdd and i have recently added an additional 1tb hdd. when it asks you what you want to do with the extra drive...either use as a complete mirror of the first drive, or just add to the total storage....i chose to add to the total storage. i figured "well i can just enable duplication and be redundant there, so why would i dedicate an entire drive to just backup?".
so lately ive been ripping my entire dvd collection over to my whs for My Movies use. ive ripped quite a few but that got me to thinking about a backup. if i go out and buy another 1tb or 1.5tb hdd and add it to my storage....what option should i choose? if i choose to mirror the drive i have most of the movies on, does that mean i cant use the storage on the new hdd for anything else? or should i just add it to the storage pool and enable duplication on my movies folder?