RAID Storage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chris83, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Chris83 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hull, UK
    Since buying my iMac I've realised I don't have anywhere near the amount of storage space I need. I've decided I need something with RAID 1 and for the moment 500gb will probably be a nice ball park figure, however I may want more later. I've looked at a few NAS drives ( in the £200 range ) and they look fine but upgrading them seems like their downfall. I also want something that is near enough silent.

    I've been thinking about getting a mini-itx board and processor (fanless), sticking it in a full size case and sticking something like Linux or FreeNAS on it, perhaps booting from a CF card or USB stick.

    Anyone ever done this? Any thoughs? Pitfalls?
  2. desenso macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2005
    If you're going to build a whole box, why not buy more capacity than you need and set it up in a RAID5?

    I have a 2TB server, 4x750GB hard drives, running Solaris and setup as a single-parity Raid Z (with ZFS). Works well for me...

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