I'm building a NAS for database backups and photos. I'll be transferring and deleting roughly 60GB of data daily. Around 55GB will be files larger then 500MB. The remaining 5GB will be images.
FreeNAS installed on thumb drive
Array 1: 4 x 3TB WD Reds in software Raid 10 configuration for data that changes daily
Array 2: 4 x 2TB WD Greens in software Raid 10 configuration for more static data
Case: Norco RP-4020 (already own)
Motherbaord: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
CPU: FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core
Memory: Hyper X Red 16GB DDR3-1600
HDD: 4 x 3TB WD Red
HDD 4 x 2TB WD Green (already own)
PS: SMART Series 750 Watt ATX Modular
Network Card: Intel PRO/1000 GT
SAS to Sata Cables
Is there a better option for CPU/MB? Only reason I went with the Sabertooth was the 8 sata ports.
I've read the more memory the better for FreeNAS. Should I bump it up to 32GB?
Should I use ECC memory? I'm not sold it's worth the premium for ECC.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Edited by FeistyMonkey - 11/10/12 at 3:28pm