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I have a 8x2TB RAID10 array right now and while it's great performance and redundancy wise I really need more than 8TB of usuable space. 12TB sounds much better to me but I also don't want to take a huge performance hit (I regularly get 110-120MB/s transfer speeds). What's my best alternative for my storage needs? I thought about ZFS but as reliable as it seems to be it also seems to have a lot more overhead which would seem to equate to a performance hit. UnRAID is attractive but doesn't seem like I'd get any more perforance than that of a single drive. I'd prefer a non-Windows solution as I'm trying to get rid of my Windows 2008 R2 server currrently acting as my storage server.
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while it's great performance and redundancy wise I really need more than 8TB of usuable space.

No one had a p04n habit that bad... What on earth are you doing?.. or should I just run away in fear?
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No one had a p04n habit that bad... What on earth are you doing?.. or should I just run away in fear?

Humongous video and music collection for my media server, PC backups, and VM snapshots.
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Well, RAID10 is pretty much my ideal RAID level as it offers the best balance of data integrity and performance, IMHO. I personally think that RAID5 is dead for more than a few small drives, and I would not even use RAID6 with such a large array. The chance of an URE is too great.

I don't know much about the file system RAID types, so I can't speak to any of them...
   
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If you need data backup, raid 1 actually isn't that bad in that while it writes slower it reads faster. Depends on what you need. Raid 10 requires a seriously large pile of drives IIRC while you only need 2 for raid 1. whereas raid 10 is technically a nested raid, and requires a minimum of 4 drives. Dude is right though in that it is the fastest system besides raid 0. Also there's no spindle synchronization which makes life a little simpler.

Raid 10 is also known as 1+0, so you're mirroring a raid 0 array.
Edited by bombastinator - 10/21/13 at 3:19pm
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If you need data backup, raid 1 actually isn't that bad in that while it writes slower it reads faster. Depends on what you need. Raid 10 requires a seriously large pile of drives IIRC while you only need 2 for raid 1. whereas raid 10 is technically a nested raid, and requires a minimum of 4 drives. Dude is right though in that it is the fastest system besides raid 0

I decided to go with a ZFS RAIDz2 afterall. I got a good deal on WD Red 3TB drives and will be using 6-8 of them in a RAIDz2 array.
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seems wise. i don't think there will be that much overhead.
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