Hey Guys! I am starting to get a little worried my luck may run out one day soon, my drives have been all behaving for many years now (i replaced every few years when drive software like HDD sentinel indicated they were ageing). I currently have 5x3TB drives (mix of Toshiba's and WD RED) and 1x5TB WD RD for storage. One of the 3TB lives within the desktop, all the other drives are in an external HOTWAY 8xHDD BAY via USB 3 and it is only turned on when i am gonna use it. It is effectively just hoarding media for occasional streaming. I running Win7 ultimate. I recently installed FlexRAID and setup the drive pooling but after more research i decided against using it's software raid and removed it entirely so i am back to just standalone drives. I would like to pool the drives, and have flexibility to add/remove any size drive to the pool. I would also like to have *some* level of redundancy for say if 1 drive died. I would prefer to keep using the external Hotway drive bay / not have to fork out for an expensive NAS or similiar. That being the case it leaves me with software RAID as only option, is that right? Any thoughts?