Thoughts on Home Media Servers



I recently got a hold of a Dell PowerEdge 1900 server and want to repurpose it as a home media server. Its got six 750gb hard drives, and I am leaning toward combining them all into a single virtual disk, RAID 10, carving off a 35gb and a 5gb partition for the OS and swap, then setting up the rest as a roughly 2.2tb data partition. But I am new to all this, so I really don't have a good grasp of the pros and cons of this set up.
Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?

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