4X4tb (16gb Total) Nas Raid Help

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Simpuhl, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    So I have a Seagate Nas server 4 bay, I purchased 4 4tb drives.

    I want to have the max amount of space

    Which raid do I set it to? I have the following Options:

    Span
    Raid 0
    Raid 1
    Raid 5
    Raid 10
     
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  2. Tito

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    #2 Tito, Jun 16, 2013
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  3. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    I think I am going to do Raid 5.

    Apparently Ill have 12tb of space and be able to swap drives if one fails?

    How often does a drive fail? Now im scared..

    I have a bunch of usb drives and they have never failed
     
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    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Do you think span or raid 0 is better?

    I dont think I want to do raid 5 aparently itl take like 2 days to build
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Sorry, I don't have any practical knowledge on this topic. :shutup:
     
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  6. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    When you first buy them, check them using the software from the company, do a full check. Thats all you can do really, and make sure you have a backup in case of failure.

    As long as you have a backup, you should not worry too much. There is nothing you really can do about drive failures if they happen, but nowadays, techs have become alot better.
     
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  7. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    M8, if I where you I'd go for the Raid 5 AND get myself a ups for the nas. That's if data is important to you.
    If it doesn't matter and you want the space, stripe it (raid 0).
    Build the raid 5, give it a few days to initialize, etc...