Need advice/guidance in building a DIY NAS Tags: NAS / RAID Do It Yourself Storage Last response: October 12, 2011 10:16 PM in Storage Share jss61790 October 11, 2011 12:53:12 PM Hello, everyone. After about two weeks of looking into this I still have a few questions. I would like to build a NAS using Freenas and 4x 2TB drives. This is going to be used in my home for personal use. I was thinking of using an old Mobo I have lying around: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en... My initial plan was to use the 4 onboard sata ports to build a Raid 5 array with the 4x 2TB drives. The board would have an Intel P4 3.20 Hyper Threading processor and 1.5gb of ram. After reading more, I see that people are saying that with a larger size array it's best to go with ZFS. Which would mean that I would have to buy new hardware, which I am prepared to do. I'm basically seeking some opinions from more experienced individuals... Should I go with ZFS or should I just use my old hardware and go with UFS? If I use ZFS, the equivalent to Raid5 would be RAIDZ1? Should I use RAIDZ2? Should I use more smaller capacity drives rather than less larger capacity drives? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! More about : advice guidance building diy nas FireWire2 a b G Storage October 12, 2011 10:16:31 PM Look at here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265641-32-40tb-server... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources DIY NAS build advice needed! Forum Process of building a new gaming computer, need advice/guidance! Forum SolvedDIY NAS Build Forum SolvedDIY NAS Build - Help/Advice Appreciated! Forum DIY NAS - Potential builds Forum Need advice on DIY NAS Raid HTPC Please! Forum DIY NAS - need advice on some components Forum DIY NAS build recommendations Forum need help building my own laptop - DIY laptop Forum SolvedAdvice needed for new budget DIY build. Forum SolvedBuilding a NAS, need suggestions Forum SolvedFirst DIY Build, Final line up. Need input please! Forum SolvedNeed a review on this DIY build. Forum Need some advice for building a NAS / HTPC Forum SolvedNeed help building a power efficient NAS Forum SolvedQuestion about DIY NAS Box Forum SolvedDIY NAS raid question Forum SolvedDIY Home NAS/Server Case + other parts suggestion? Forum SolvedNAS or DAS, DIY or Prebuilt? Forum Solved1st time build, need help on DIY combos Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !