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Old 10-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My two cents- Go with your own and use FreeNAS. I've had a FreeNAS build before and miss it dearly. Currently I'm using a ReadyNAS Duo+ w/ 2xWD Red TBs in a Raid 1 and an external WD 2TB. Stores all of my media and the external stores my Steam library back up.

Stores all files fine, transfer rates over my switch are fine. But streaming is another story. It has a real hard time with large catalogues. Also, remote access is buggy at best.

Your own build with hardware RAID and FreeNAS is going to be your best bet, especially with storage as large as that. I vote Raid 5 as well, but take the time to look into all the RAID levels, besides just stripping. There are many other pre-made NAS that have good hardare, but they're not nearly as cost effective.
Pretty much what we told him to do.
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Just throwing in another perspective of someone that's gone both routes, that's all man.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yea I thought second opinions are always better after I posted. Too lazy to edit.
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