I am trying to setup a personal media server. I am thinking of working with RAID 5 or 10 ( I haven't decided yet). So my questions are
- What would be a recommended RAID setup? I don't need anything fancy as long as I can recover lost data if any of the HDDs fail.
- Do I have to setup the RAID at once? What I mean by that is, if I plan on setting up my final RAID setup of 5x 4TB RAID 5 (giving me 15 TB to use and 5 TB for parity) do I have to get all 5 HDDs at once and set them up at first boot or I can add them as time goes? (I think I will have to get 2x4TB to get things started).
Any answers will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.