Right now i have my home built amd 8350 with 32 gb ram media server running windows 7 (cant stand 8 or 10) with a ssd as my os drive then for my media i am running 4 3tb and 4 6tb drives (half is for back up which i do manually every month). My question is would a raid set up be a better choice for this (I don’t like my back up drives even powered on when I am not making my back ups to cut down on wear and tear). Or is there another option. My issue is I am having to split up my shared folders more and more because I am running out of room for media and haven’t found a way to share through windows from multi drives under one link. I have wired my whole house with cat 6 running through a switch to custom built pcs on all of my 5 tvs. Aside from my ssd the drives are wd green (the 3tb drives) and red (the 6tb drives. And as for cost the less the better .
Thanks for your input in advance.