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Is hardware RAID worth it? [closed]

I am planning to build a home NAS server, and have managed to get my hands on the following- Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge CPU 4 GB Kingston RAM Basic motherboard with dual gigabit LAN port 4x WD 3TB HDDS ...
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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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Very slow volume expand on Synology ds2413+

I've posted this elsewhere on the internet aswell, and will obviously reply in both places if a proper solution is found. I am attempting to expand SHR volumne (2x4TB, 1x2TB) with additional 4TB ...
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Cheaper alternative to ZFS Storage for a home NAS

I'm looking to build a NAS for home use with 8-10*(2-4TB) drives, out of which 2-3 drives would be used for parity via software RAID. In the past years and up to date, ZFS seems to have become the ...
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39 views

When to change a hdd in a raid/NAS?

When using a Network Attached Storage, when is it the best time to replace HDD (with RAID)? Upon failure, or proactively? I have a Synology DS713+, with two HDD from Western Digital (WD Red, acquired ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS: Mirror using half a drive

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS server with two of my spare drives: 1x 1TB drive 1x 2TB drive Both drives are identical besides their capacity and neither has any data on it. Is it possible to ...
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2answers
51 views

Migrate RAID 5 from USB

My file server is dead, I think it's the motherboard. I have a RAID 1 and a RAID 5 setup (Windows 8 software RAID) which I would like to migrate to a new Synology DS414. I have an Intel NUC, is it ...
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0answers
37 views

Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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0answers
223 views

FreeNAS pool configuration - RAID1 + other drives

Simple questions, really. I found this answer with a similar setup, but not sure it answers my question. If it does, I'm curious why since the answer seems a bit unsure: ZFS Hard Drive Configuration ...
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1answer
527 views

Home ZFS based NAS…What processor/chipset to use? [closed]

So, I'm building a home/personal NAS. My plan is to expose both SMB fileshares for sharing files/media between hosts, but also to carve an iSCSI target LUN out of it for use by VMWare as a datastore. ...
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1answer
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Non Raid - Symbolic links

I have 3x 3TB drives and 2x 1TB drives. I want to use all drives without RAID, but to be shown as a single volume. So that if a drive fails only the information on that failed drive will be lost. ...
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1answer
152 views

Can I emulate a NAS OS on Windows 7 with an extra network adpter?

I want to setup a RAID NAS but I don't want to buy another computer or lose the game library of my Windows i7 system. Therefore, I'm wondering if you could just use an emulator to run a NAS OS in the ...
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1answer
152 views

Synology hybrid RAID

I thinking about buying Synology NAS. I prefer to have, for example, two discs (1 TB), but only part of them used as mirrored (protected) storage. For example 200 GB of both discs used as 200 GB ...
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0answers
73 views

How do I achieve software raid 4 array with different size disks with the largest disk being the parity?

For the last year I've been using a piece of software named unRAID built on top of slackware to host my NAS. I feel like I want to move on and evolve and build my own NAS setup on top of another ...
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1answer
480 views

D-Link DNS-320 Degraded RAID-1 will not rebuild…? any suggestions?

I'm not sure what caused it but it just keeps looping the rebuild process. Gets to 100% of re-syncing and then starts at 0% again... Just interested in a solution but not finding anything with ...
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1answer
127 views

Data transfer from NAS to D: completely soaks my C: drive — why?

I have a NAS where I have temporarily stored about 2.2TB of data while I rebuilt my “heavy lifter” workstation. My heavy lifter has no SATA on-board, but I use an LSI 9550sx-12 PCI-X RAID card for my ...
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2answers
116 views

software RAID in Linux - system partition on a separate drive?

I'd like to build a cheap NAS with two drives in RAID1 configuration using Linux software RAID. What are the pros and cons of having a separate system drive? My main concern is reliability of the ...
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1answer
804 views

How to set up a home NAS and share it online?

My family lives in 3 different countries in Europe. We've all got decent Internet connections, but we're struggling with sharing files (documents, photos and home movies, and music). I'm dreaming of ...
3
votes
3answers
163 views

What is the best use of 4-8 250GB laptop drives? NAS? [closed]

Over the last few years I've collected a bunch of SATA laptop hard drives. Most all of them are 250GB. I'm looking for an easy way to turn them into a NAS? Ideas? Thanks!
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2answers
175 views

RAID hard drives and NAS

I have a NAS (Dlink Sharecenter DNS320). I have 1 hard drive at the moment - 1 TB. I will receive a 2TB hard drive later this week. If I set the NAS with 2 drives (RAID), 1 TB and 2 TB I'll get 1 ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

LaCie NAS failed - Recover Raid 5 From bad device

here is my problem: I have a 5disk (Seagate 2To) RAID5 working with a NAS LaCie 5big. Each disk is still working but the NAS device has failed and it refuses to boot with HDD inside (LaCie helpdesk ...
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1answer
102 views

Software RAID1 with two hard drives

I'm currently building an NAS. I have 2 3TB hard disks. Is it possible to software RAID these two if they hold the operating system? Or do I need a separate OS disk? If yes, could I just use an USB ...
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1answer
32 views

Future raid update in a NAS

I'm thinking of buying the HP ProLiant MicroServer*. My question is if I just put a single 2TB drive, how easy would it be in the future to upgrade to a second 2TB drive in a RAID-1 setup? Can this be ...
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4answers
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Restore data from a single RAID1 disk

I have one half of a RAID 1 array (from a LaCie 2big Network NAS), from which I'm trying to recover the data. I've connected the disk to my desktop PC (Ubuntu 11.04) using a Sitecom SATA/USB adapter, ...
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votes
2answers
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Can you add a hard drive to a RAID?

I've decided on creating a NAS running FreeNAS using a software RAID 5 setup. I want to start the RAID with 2x2TB drives and slowly add more 2TB drives as I go. Is this possible? If I have a full RAID ...
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1answer
232 views

Examples of encrypted hot-swap RAID NAS for SOHO use?

As per title. Does an encrypted hot-swap RAID NAS even exist?
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1answer
1k views

What's the difference between a RAID enclosure and a NAS?

I was taking a look at NAS's and RAID enclosures and was curious as to the difference between the two. Both seem to hold your hard drives. Both seem to provide hardware level RAID. Is there a major ...
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1answer
151 views

What qualities to look for in a NAS for home use

I am looking to buy a NAS to use to store all of my media and stream HD (1080p/blue ray) to 3 devices in parallel. Also to use it as a file storage device for Macs and PC's with Raid 10 or 5. I have ...
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1answer
98 views

File Storage NAS - Do i need to replicate in addition to RAID 5

I am going to buy a NAS server soon. I am pretty sure I know the one I am going to get. It can hold 4 hard drives. If I RAID 5 then I will have about 8gigs of storage. I understand if there is ...
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7answers
779 views

Should I install RAID spec drives in a home NAS with RAID 1?

I'm looking at getting a Synology DS211 for home office use. After reading about drive compatibility on their website I have several options available with regards to drive. I'm leaning towards WD ...
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0answers
112 views

Performance and reliability aspects of non-standard RAID implementations [closed]

I am considering to buy a NAS-server for home, which should work as web/file/media/backup-server. I have been browsing the net quite a bit for different products for a while and essentially I am stuck ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Setting a personal backup server

I am looking to set up a server to back up all my files from about 4 machines + phones. Can you recommend some systems for me to look at? Is it better to buy one or set up one my self? What software ...
4
votes
1answer
303 views

Home Server/NAS solution

I'm waiting to build a scalable server that I can shove VMs onto with a NAS application as well. These are my requirement that I have come up with so far (in descending order of priority) Reliable ...
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vote
1answer
737 views

Does the QNAP NAS boxes support combining multiple devices into one volume?

I'm thinking about buying a QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo 4-bay NAS. The problem is it's not very scalable. If I've inserted 4 disks and filled all the space, there's no way of expanding (Other than buying ...
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vote
0answers
277 views

Fastest protocol for mounting a NAS for Linux and Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Samba vs. NFS: Performance AFP, SMB, NFS which is the best data transfer protocol ? I am building a file server with RAID 10. I need a way to access the files from ...
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votes
1answer
455 views

RAID for home use

Read so far most of RAID-related posts on this site, but still several points remain shaded so far. First, my mode of working: I am writing music / doing graphical works, so the RAID is kinda ...
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votes
2answers
970 views

Building a storage and vpn server on the cheap

I am trying to figure out the best server configuration for the following: Low power (I want to plug the server in and forget about it) High redundancy of data (I don't want to loose my music and ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to put different sized hard drives in a NAS?

Today there are many NAS devices like this on the market. I guess this depends on the model, but I would like to know if they usually tend to allow you to connect hard drives of different sizes (for ...
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1answer
667 views

Which RAID for CentOS and Which NAS for CentOS?

I am trying to order a DELL server rack mounted PowerEdge R310 Chassis, Up to 4 Hot Plug Hard Drives and LCD. Question: RAID1 if i use, can i lose a disk and get back data? What happen if i have ...
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votes
5answers
321 views

is there a good solution for a home storage solution using raid on harddrives with different capacities?

I want to set up a NAS at home for sharing music, movies etc. I have four hard drives: 2 x 500GB, 1 x 1.5 TB and 1 x 2TB. is it right that I cannot set up a RAID 5 like this? what alternatives are ...
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vote
2answers
505 views

Commercial NAS RAID1 disks moved to Software Raid system?

I've got a couple of commercial NAS boxes and I'm wondering if they (ReadyNas duo, DLink DNS-323) or any other NAS is suitable for having their RAIDed disks moved to a software-based NAS. To be ...
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vote
1answer
596 views

Build a RAID-5 USB Array or NAS?

I'm looking to build a RAID-5 or RAID-6 hard disk array to be used as a centralized backup location for my home network. I have a lot of 4-8GB DVD ISO files which I intend to serve over the network to ...
3
votes
2answers
254 views

RAID recovery - planning for the worst

I've considered getting a commercial RAID NAS, e.g. QNAP or Synology but hesitate because I want to be absolutely confident regarding disaster recovery. I'd prefer not to be at the mercy of the ...
4
votes
7answers
12k views

Should I use “Raid 5 + spare” or “Raid 6”?

What is "Raid 5 + Spare" (excerpt from User Manual, Sect 4.17.2, P.54): RAID5+Spare: RAID 5+Spare is a RAID 5 array in which one disk is used as spare to rebuild the system as soon as a disk fails ...
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4answers
858 views

NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme

I want a failproof backup scheme for my home business. This is the scheme i have come up with so far: Workstation: C:\ SSD Drive 1: for OS D:\ SSD Drive 2: for Current Projects NAS L:\ HDD Drive ...
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votes
3answers
285 views

NAS using SATA and ATA disks

I have about 10 hard drives some SATA 2 and some ATA. I would like to build a NAS box where I can use all these disks and build a hugh NAS disk. All disks together sums about 3 TB. I know that ...
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votes
5answers
785 views

Looking for an external RAID storage solution

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
12k views

Looking for open-source NAS software

I've got an AMD 64-bit Phenom x3 chip and will be dedicating my computer to all-NAS functions. Mobo has 6 SATA connectors & 2GB. Can you recommend NAS software that can handle staggered spin-up; ...
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12answers
3k views

What are my options for a multi-Terabyte home NAS? [closed]

I've got alot of DVDs and have been slowly ripping, encoding, and tagging them and I've nearly filled my WD MyBook 1TB. I'm estimating that I've got about 1.5 or 2Tb to go to complete my current ...
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3answers
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Should I buy matching hard drives for a NAS RAID 1 array?

I'm planning to buy a NAS (network attached storage) box and I've picked the Synology DS209. I want to set up a RAID 1 array and I'm wondering if I should buy a matching pair of hard drives or if it ...