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I'm building a home media server that will have a 30 HDD capacity. Mostly media but also backups of our families PC's and storing CCTV footage from 7 or 8 1080P+ cameras eventually.

I wanted it to be Windows based for various reasons so that eliminated Unraid.

I had settled on Flexraid but I've had several people warn me off it recently. They regret using it, have all kinds of problems and are migrating away from it as soon as possible and they say support isn't great either.

What about Windows 10 Storage spaces though. What are the pro's and cons of Windows 10 (as opposed to server 2012 SS) Storage Spaces compared to Flexraid for instance?
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Drivepool + Snapraid, gain the benefits of pooling & Parity

I heard there were updates to storage spaces but I haven't seen any news about its performance update for terrible writes and such
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I don't think you are going to be happy with either of those options, to be honest. Performance is going to be pretty bad with either of them and realistically, with 30 [consumer] drives a RAID 5 software array is never going to rebuild in the event of failure (not that you would wait a month for it to finish even if it did) so why build one? As well, have you given any thought as to how you are going to back up 30 drives?
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Just to mention it, UnRAID allows you to create Windows VMs incase that was the reason to turn away from it. I've been using DrivePool for a while now, but I have yet to set up SnapRAID...yeah, I know I fail at life lol. But one thing I have been dealing with is a loss/reset of my permissions to delete files and folders on my DrivePool. After a reboot, multiple reboots, or if i wait some days, it is then I am able to take control of a file/folder to delete/rename it sometimes...but not all the time. I am 98% sure it is DrivePool causing it and I haven't messaged support because I've been lazy about it. Other than that, DrivePool has been pretty darn good for me. I have a 100TB pool set up now and folders are all duplicated across the drives and performance is good too. I am not going to migrate to UnRAID in the following weeks I think myself. Just because I want to try something new and get some parity set up and forget about just duplicating everything.  

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