home system

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    How many spares?

    I have recently built a mini home system, raidz2, with five 3TB drives resulting in about 7TB ZFS pool. I have added a sixth drive as a spare. The cabinet has room for eight drives. Does the forum have a recommendation for the number or ratio of spare drives? If experience says zero, then...
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    Budget home made build

    Hi I'm new here and I'm looking forward to build my first NAS Build. I'm planning on a 2 X 4 TB WD reds in raid 1 and a 128 gb SSD. The build is for a home server to store my movies and RAW pictures. I want to access it on the go 24/7. I was thinking of using a used parts. Cpu: Xeon E5 -...