Hi, I'm building a NAS for small business network. I need 12TB of storage, I have budget of $1600, I also have alot of 1TB drives laying around.
I was thinking RAID 6,Z, or 0+1. will on-board RAID work? does anyone have any advice on what i should get?
Not familiar with Z (ZFS?), but I'd put 6 over 10 on a NAS. For direct, high performance storage, 10 rules. Over a network, network latency is probably more of an issue. 6 gives you good performance with great redundancy.
What do you mean by "on board RAID" - on board what? Do you have a server with built in raid (like Dell PERC cards)?