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  1. Hi, I came across unraid recently and it definitely has my attention. I'm just curious if the community here thinks it would be good for my situation or not. I currently have a Windows 7 PC running 24/7 as a Windows Media Center server. WMC accesses live television from the network HD HomeRun device. XBox 360's on the network then act as WMC extenders to view the live programming or to schedule recordings. Any live television that is recorded by WMC the Plex server in turn adds to it's library. I also have iSpy running and acting as a DVR for a few network security cameras. Our family photos and videos are stored on this computer and are backed up to external on occasion. There is a program (MCEBuddy) running that removes commercials from the recorded TV and is fairly GPU intensive when it's processing a file. I would like to separate the above functions that are running 24/7 from the everyday use of the PC just in case something nasty were to get downloaded. I'm stuck on Windows 7 because of WMC not being available on Windows 10, but if I could have both OS's running with Windows 10 being the one that my family could use for everyday stuff I think that could work well. For drives I currently have a 1TB m.2 SSD, 500GB SATA SSD, two 2TB 3.5" SATA HDD, two 4TB 3.5" SATA HDD. The m.2 was purchased this week before I came across unraid and is still in it's packaging unused, so I could still return it and use those funds elsewhere if it would make more sense. I would appreciate advise on how to layout the different drives if possible (cache, vdisk... etc, I'm still learning what these different drive designations mean) Thanks! PC Stats: CPU i7-6700K 16gb DDR4 memory 1050ti GPU