setting up two nodes has the advantage of putting less load on either one, due to the fact that ingress is split between them, and ofc that reads in theory would be split between them, ofc that won’t always be the case as reads must be considered random.
running two nodes with a drive each then would in theory make the drive which OMV runs on less busy and should then run better… tho streaming media might not be to heavy on a hdd, so maybe it doesn’t help anything.
the other option is a mirror, ofc this reduces your capacity and write by 1/2, but retains your read for both drives combined, this is a very performance and redundancy advantageous setup, but also one of the capacity wise least efficient in the raid world.
not really familiar with OMV so i cannot say if that would require redundancy or not, active data does tend to degrade and hdd’s are “fairly” unreliable media, if you plan to store important non recoverable video you should most likely use a 123 backup strategy and then ofc having the active data on a mirror doesn’t hurt.
on top of that you still cannot rely on the data being safe because of bitrot, in theory you could identity it and remove it by comparing all the stored data, but running something with built in checksums to easily and quickly identity problems is much preferable.
data storage quickly gets complex, just remember hdd’s or even ssd’s are not reliable storage and can essentially fail at any time, even when brand new…
ofc if the data isn’t important those kinds of issues becomes less of an issue.
but if you plan to sort and store stuff long term avoiding corruption is pretty nice, because it’s very difficult to remove after it’s gotten into your dataset.
even if you are just using it for keeping tvshows or movies, then if you spend any work on sorting it or making it work, that work will easily be wasted when it starts to go bad…
ofc old media tends of simply become so poor quality that often one ends up deleting to download better quality version years later… so it’s highly dependent on what you want to do, but there can be many considerations…
most likely you will get most bang for your buck, with a storagenode on each hdd and then OMV running from one.