I have been looking for about a week now at possible RAID options for the home file server I'm building. At first I was looking at RAID 5, but then read RAID 10 has faster read/writes. A few people wrote that if I went with a RAID 10 I should just go with a software RAID because there wouldn't be parity calculations.
So I am wondering, which would be better for a file/media server, RAID 5, or 10 (or is there a better alternative)? And would it be worth the 200-300 dollars to get a RAID card?