Synology DS411slim format as RAID 5 or 10?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MiamiC70, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. MiamiC70 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    Synology DS411slim format as RAID 5 or 10?
    I have 4 Hitachi 750GB drives installed and 1 in box as a spare.
    I am looking to replace my POS LACIE 5BIG which is not supported under OSX Lion. Mainly use it as OSX time machine backup, windows backup, iTunes server, and DLNA to stream media around the house.

    My question is given the limited size of the drives available would you go RAID 5 or RAID 10?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Id do RAID5 personally. And then get a cheaper USB external to plug into it for an extra backup tier. It's all automatic :)

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