RAID for home use
I am setting up a home server to stream media to and I am unsure about what RAID to go for. Either 5, 6 or 10?
Leaning towards RAID 6 due to fault tolerance of 2 drives.
However, if one drive fails, does my hot swap drive need to be the exact same as the other drives in the array? E.g. does it have to be the Seagate 3th 7200rpm drive? or can it be any 3th 7200rpm drive? or any 3td drive at that?
I thought RAID 5/6 would be beneficial to me as it would ensure that my movies are retrievable after a disk failure. But the answers and links provided show that more disks could crash when rebuilding.
With RAID 10, what if a file becomes corrupt on one disk, will it be mirrored to the same section on the mirrored disk, resulting in the loss of all data on that disk?
One person asked why i needed a RAID, but im not too sure what my other options are? Even if i just make a back up of my expadning movie collection, what is preventing me from losing the backup if the disks the backup is on crash/become corrupt?
Thanks for all of your help!