@Mirfster - good idea :DMight want to start a thread for this so there is more room to type. I will gladly post there and even include screenshots if needed. Just note other may ask for system specs and what your "use-case" is in order to provide input.
A big thanks to the community here and mirfster for getting me this far!
I just purchased a new NAS here are the specs:
Dell FS12-TY CS2100
- 2 x L5630 (planning to upgrade these down the road)
- 46 gb RAM
- Perc H200
- 12 x 500gb WD Black Cavier
Primary - Used to store music files. Not just .mp3s Logic Pro X files and Cubase files which I plan to back up on the NAS but also host on the NAS so I can open the files in the respected programs and work on them.
Secondary - Just your normal backups. Pictures files etc.
Alright, so down to the question. What type of config should I run? I am new to FreeNAS and haven't done any RAID work in about 6 years.
My understanding is the following:
RAID-Z1 = RAID5
RAID-Z2 = RAID6
So in the past I've always ran RAID 10 (1+0) - with the thought process that I have the parity of a RAID 1 with the performance boost of RAID 0.
At the end of the day I am looking for the best performance with parity in case of drive failure.
I am open to all suggestions but would greatly appreciate an explanation of why you suggest whatever you suggest so I can be well informed at the end of the day.
Thank you for your help and time!