I wanted to get some input on my build if possible. I’m planning on building a NAS that is around 66TB. This is going to be used to store video files. We're not streaming video from here, just linking to the data. Here is a parts list that I have so far. Does anyone know if this is a good choice? I’m trying to stay around $8500
Here are a few question I have:
Should I go with Sata III or Sata II?
Should I get 2x12 port raid cards or 1x24 port?
Should I create 1 large volume with hardware raid 5 or should I create a raid 50 with 2x12 cards
Should I get 2 quad cores or a single six core?
I think you are overdoing it on the amount of memory (16GB should be plenty, more if you like but it is unlikely to help)
Choosing ecc is definitely a good choice.
that cpu is too expensive/old
you don't need quad channel mem or massive cpu for a NAS.
I'd go with 1155 socket xeon instead (ie: Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2 $280) this will actually be faster than your choice and cheaper.
I'd get one of the new (just came out a few days ago) adaptec 7 series raid cards (they start at $600 and have all the new features ie: pcie 3.0, sata 3.0, small connectors low profile).
the DM drives you list are consumer drives with no ERC support and are only officially rated for 8hrs a day of use (even tho they are the highest performing 7200rpm drives out right now)
Take the money you save on the above choices and apply towards ERC/TLER supporting drives. IE: constellation ES.2, ES.3 (should be out anytime now), wd reds, re4, fyyz/fyyg, etc.
I'm looking into those things now. The reason I was looking for a faster processor and more memory was in case it needed to do a raid rebuild at any point it would move a little faster. I was thinking of doing a hardware raid 5 with 2 cards and then doing a software raid 0 in FreeNAS. Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it...
You guys are definitely right. I just got caught up in drive reviews and didn't think about how I was going to use it. Thanks for the info on the BackBlaze. I was trying to remember that name of that damn thing for days and couldn't remember hahah