I'm looking to buy somewhere around 10TB of physical storage for personal use. Ideally it would come in the form of a single HDD array or network storage. I don't have any experience with RAID, but it looks like a RAID 1 setup would give me the redundancy that I want. I found an HDD enclosure on Newegg that looks like it might work for me. What are some of my other options for managing this much storage (with redundancy in case of disk failure)?
edit 1: By suggestion, I will be looking for a RAID 5 solution rather than RAID 1. It will give me the redundancy that I need using less drives.
I feel that I should clear up exactly what I'm looking for:
- 8+TB of storage space (preferably in one array)
- Redundancy in case of disk failure
- Used for backups and long-term (regularly accessed) storage
- Low(ish) price: This is for personal use, so I'd rather not pay for any extra features.