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 SolvedBuilding a NAS, need suggestions Forum SolvedFirst DIY Build, Final line up. Need input please! Forum SolvedNeed a review on this DIY build. 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 DIY rack mounted NAS/SAN Forum DIY Homebuild NAS Forum Solved1st time build, need help on DIY combos Forum SolvedNeed Help Building a Low Power Wireless NAS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !