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NAS Upgrade Help Needed

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September 8, 2010 5:23:58 PM

Hey guys! I hope I'm posting in the right forum.

I work for a photography company, and I'm being charged with upgrading their storage servers. They have (2) 1TB servers (sad I know), and I'm getting rid of those and am purchasing (4) 2TB drives to use in some sort of RAID array.

Now I'm looking to strip 2 of the disks (via RAID 0) to make a 4TB block, and then mirror that with the other drives (via RAID 1). So, I need to know what array would be better and why. 0+1 or a 1+0?

I thought they essentially were the same thing, but I could be terribly mistaken.

Secondly, both servers are using NASLite-2 v2.04 for the OS. Does anyone know how I would then accomplish this task with that? I've never worked with it before, but also don't have a lot of time to sit with it as they're needing this solution ASAP.

I'll be purchasing 4 of the "Western Digital AV-GP 2TB Drive" LINK. Will these be good drives to buy for this?

If anyone could help, and maybe walk me through this in baby steps I'd be forever grateful. I'm looking to have this done in the next week.

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September 17, 2010 4:45:44 PM

Hi,

Why not go for a RAID5 setup, that way 3 of the 4 disks will be available for data instead of only 2 of the 4 when using RAID 0 + 1 (Raid 1 + 0 wouldn't make much sense since you would be mirroring two drives and then trying to stripe them)

There is a good admin guide for the NAslite 2.x o/s

http://www.serverelements.com/file.php?dl=NASLite-2-Man...
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