I'm want NAS. I'm planning on building a somewhat cheap one that will last a long time. I currently plan on using unRAID from Lime Technology. It uses something similar to RAID-4, except it doesn't stripe the data across the drives. This way it is expandable, which is also a major feature that I want.
The free version of unRAID only supports 3 drives, and I want them to be quiet and cool, so I'm getting these.
The slower drives and the lack of striping = lower performance
So now I get down to the purpose of this thread. I'm planning on using this motherboard
for the build. To make the drives a little faster, I wanted the parity drive to use a separate bus than the 2 data drives. I originally thought of using a PCIe SATA controller card...but I'm not sure what the best way...any ideas? Also any ideas/tips for the NAS as a whole?