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Hi,

I want to possibly build a NAS server in the future running 2-4 drives in pairs in RAID1 configuration.
I've lost 4 Hard Drives in the past, 1 recently with a lot of personal data which I mostly managed to recover from other sources of storage but still lost a lot of data (pictures of my daughter who is now 7 months). I have an old case to put the build into and specced up a build for around £200 as that's around the same price as I can get entry level NAS enclosures from companies like Netgear, Seagate and D-Link. Here is the list of components I propose to buy (excluding HDDs).

  • Corsair 4GB DDR3 XMS3 Classic 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 £36.48
  • Corsair 430W CXM Builder Series £37.72
  • AMD A6 6400K Dual Core Richland £42.77
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 £48.10

Total £176.04
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Also are Western Digital Red really worth it? The 2TB Western Digital Reds are £75.84 on scan.co.uk, whereas I can get these other drives for a cheaper price....

  • 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 for £56.87
  • 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda for £59.94
  • 2TB Western Digital WD20EZRX Green for £63.84
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Also why run a raid 1??? Why not run a raid 5 and have more space and better utilization?
post #4 of 22
Raid 6 or raidz2 depending on what Os you choose should be fine. You just need to be proactive about testing your drives using smart long tests and data scrubs.
post #5 of 22
Raid 6, with hardware card that has battery and error correction hardwares
post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novakanedj View Post


lost a lot of data (pictures of my daughter who is now 7 months).

I went through this. Buy a cheap spindle of blank CD's and back your pictures up every once in a while. They hold a ton of photos and are cheap to just have a little data on each one. Never had a cd fail on me, drives are a different story. It's the one thing I always never trusted leaving on a hard drive.
post #7 of 22
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My only experience of RAID so far has been RAID0 running two Spinpoint F3s for performance. RAID1 as far as I can deduce runs 2 drives as one in mirrored mode so if one dies you have the same data safe on the other drive? Will have to look into the other modes suggested. Thanks for the feedback smile.gif.
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Just had a quick glance at RAID6. So I would have to get a minimum of 4 drives, and it can survive losing 2 drives before losing all data?

Do you get full capacity from the 4 drives or do you lose a percentage for check data?
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post #9 of 22
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I'm considering running RAID5 looking at the pros and cons, setup costs etc. There's a cheap LSI card I've got my eyes on for the job. I'll possibly buy a Blu-Ray writer also for backups.

I also will probably run QTS 4.0 from QNAP as it's an OS I like the look and feel of from the online demo I tried.

http://www.qnap.com/i/en/qts4/
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novakanedj View Post

Just had a quick glance at RAID6. So I would have to get a minimum of 4 drives, and it can survive losing 2 drives before losing all data?

Do you get full capacity from the 4 drives or do you lose a percentage for check data?

2 for parity, so you lose 2.

Ten 2tb

8tb array with 2 drive failure

I personally prefer 20x 1tb and 2x raid card as rebuild read error is reality. I also mix brand of drive so not have multiple failure same time (bad batch drives)
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