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tRaid vs Flexraid vs another solution
« on: December 26, 2013, 09:05:16 pm »
I am in the process of making my list of parts/etc for my first DIY nas....  However I came across tRaid.  I will be storing photos/videos/etc.  They will be accessed via network shares to other PC's\media streamer.  I thought about just buying a NAS, but I wanted at least 8-10 drives+.  With the cost of just the hardware I could build my own PC.  So I was thinking I could kill 2 birds with ONE stone.  I could upgrade my other PC AND run a "raid/pool" with data parity.  IS this the best solution? Which solution would be best?

If my thinking is correct then I could do an SSD for Windows 7, 1 hard drive for whatever in between, and then run my other 8-10 hard drives as one big drive to share across the network.  Is this correct?  What are the limitations...problems..etc.

If I purchased lets say (10) 4TB drives to be part of the "raid" portion, what would be the break down on parity drives/storage/etc.  How would it be stored across the drives/what failure rate could be achieved.

Thanks for the information in advance.  Is there anything in hardware wise I need to consider.  I just purchased 5 Seagate Nas 4TB drives (newegg had a per customer limit....gotta wait 48+ hours).  I was thinking of:

antec 1200 v3
Intel Intel Xeon E3-1230V3
Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered

thanks in advance