Four Hd Raid 5?
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:17 AM
I think that 4x 2TB RAID 5 HD's would be make a nice Audio/Video(?) Server. I like the idea of moving all my Audio/Video(?) files to one central location.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:07 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:52 AM
Yes, but that's also true of a single D:\Data Drive. If it fails, ALL your data is lost forever. At least with RAID 5, if one HD fails, the lost data is rebuilt after the dead drive is replaced. With RAID 5 is recommended to buy your HD's from different sources, so you don't end up with all your HD's being from the same batch number, which increases the likelihood that 2 drives will fail at the same time.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:52 AM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:47 PM
Well my PCI RAID Controller only handles 4 HD's.
How do you figure that running more HD's Increases the likilihood of multiple simultaneous HD failures? Mathematically it Decreases the possibility.
I agree that a 5x 2TB RAID 5 NAS would be GREAT, I just can't justify the $850'ish price for an Empty (w/o HD's) NAS.