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 ...
I'm building my first home NAS right now, and I have a Mini-ITX motherboard with 4 SATA connections. I'd like to connect 6 hard drives in total and (preferably) use software RAID. My question is: ...
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 ...
Is it wise to go for same brand/model for all the drives in a NAS, or is it ok to mix? What about mixing between different raid groups?
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 ...