Do u need a nas or just more drives? in Storage Devices Posted June 3 6 minutes ago, Enderman said: You could spend a bit more money to get a third 8TB drive and do raid 5, so if one drive fails you won't lose any data and you can rebuild the array. https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/08/raid-levels-tutorial/ Get rid of those 1TB drives and sell them on craigslist or something for a bit of extra money. this sounds like a good solution, however, im not familiar with raid. I did a quick search and found this https://pureinfotech.com/setup-raid-5-windows-10/ would this be how I should do it? do I need specific drives, or will regular drives work, as im not sharing files on the network, or leaving my pc running 24/7, and will I lose all the data due to formatting when I do it?