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I've got to agree with the_beast and citruspers on a few things.
As said, raid10 is not raid0+1. It could be called raid1+0 though and raid0+1 could also be called raid01, but that'd just get confusing as people make assumptions. It's all about the order that the raid is applied.
Here's a good description of how they are different.

I've got no idea about those terms. Please go ahead and feel superior because they are new to me. Though they do sound interesting. I'm assuming, citruspers, that based off of what you said, your hardware supports using two lines? If not, is it possible to use a custom OS on a switch to get the same functionality?

And yeah, I'd say a xeon is overkill for this purpose. I'm not familiar with mumble/murmur, but after a quick search, I'd guess you'll be using it while playing minecraft? If so, I'd either go with two servers as suggested (file server needs less processing I'd imagine) with a P4 file server and pentium D minecraft/murmur server, or maybe a good quad core phenom II to cover both.
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I've got to agree with the_beast and citruspers on a few things.
As said, raid10 is not raid0+1. It could be called raid1+0 though and raid0+1 could also be called raid01, but that'd just get confusing as people make assumptions. It's all about the order that the raid is applied.
Here's a good description of how they are different.

I've got no idea about those terms. Please go ahead and feel superior because they are new to me. Though they do sound interesting. I'm assuming, citruspers, that based off of what you said, your hardware supports using two lines? If not, is it possible to use a custom OS on a switch to get the same functionality?

And yeah, I'd say a xeon is overkill for this purpose. I'm not familiar with mumble/murmur, but after a quick search, I'd guess you'll be using it while playing minecraft? If so, I'd either go with two servers as suggested (file server needs less processing I'd imagine) with a P4 file server and pentium D minecraft/murmur server, or maybe a good quad core phenom II to cover both.
i don't really see the difference between a raid 10 and 0+1 if i only have 4 drives as they will still be in a 2x2 matrix.
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Heh, good point. Overshot that a bit. Sorry.

I've been trying to figure out a server for my work and lost sight of the scope of this project. Still good to know though just so you don't get in the habit and move onto something bigger.
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Arg, annoying forum delay rules. Ignore this.
Hmm, button says that you can delete, but I can't find it in the options.
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Heh, good point. Overshot that a bit. Sorry.

I've been trying to figure out a server for my work and lost sight of the scope of this project. Still good to know though just so you don't get in the habit and move onto something bigger.
no its fine that you sent me that, if i ever go more then 4 drives i will now know which array to go with
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i don't really see the difference between a raid 10 and 0+1 if i only have 4 drives as they will still be in a 2x2 matrix.
It doesn't matter how many drives you have - the same differences apply, and RAID10 is more fault tolerant as a result (although the fault tolerance is not really impacted too much with only 4 drives used).

Another reason to go with 10 rather than 0+1 is the rebuild time - under RAID10 you only have a single disk worth of data to rebuild, but on RAID0+1 you need to reconstruct the data on half of your disks. With 4 drives this means a rebuild takes half the time, with the 20 drives in the example on the website it would take 10 times longer to rebuild a 0+1 array.
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