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  1. What is the best budget RAID card?

    First we need to know what OS you are running, second are all three drives the same size? You can do Storage Spaces in windows for a NAS, or if you do freenas you can do a HBA like some of the posters have suggested. You can do a raid card if that is something you want to do.. I have been using raid cards in my Windows PC for years and all these people saying you cant use without a back-plane are wrong. On top of that I have had little to no problems with my setup.. I have a Raid 6 with 28 drives, a Raid 5 with 3 drives and another raid 5 with 10 drives. All used in different manners one is a backup array. Most of the used raid cards on eBay are decent they last for awhile but run hot so you need to make sure you have enough fans to cool them down. It depends on what you intend to run on your NAS which will depend on what hardware or software you want to use. They have software raid options on the market as well.
  2. New build General Use and Gaming

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($146.49 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.14 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg Business) Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($579.00 @ B&H) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1395.59 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-22 21:11 EDT-0400
  3. raid card recomendations

    My point is setting up Tiering with SSD's in Windows 10 can not be done through the GUI, and not only that you have to buy two ssd's which even at the cheapest your looking at 40-50 per (80-100$) instead of buying a 50-70$ used raid card without having to use SSD's for tiering.
  4. raid card recomendations

    Storage spaces is god awful slow, and tiering has to be setup manually on Win10. Where as server 2012/2016 is can be setup in the GUI. You also have to have two SSD's for Tiering. A cheap raid card lsi 9260-4i (30-40 usd on ebay) is decent and usable without SSD tiering.
  5. Good luck, there are plenty of resources on how to setup a homeserver/lab and how to configure Freenas/Unraid. Found a lot of great tutorials on youtube for some of these things. Good choice on your hard drives NAS drives are excellent and I am a Fan of WD.
  6. Yes it is. Both Freenas and Unraid are good choices for what you are planning to do.
  7. Freenas is designed for combining drives and getting decent performance it is widely used by a lot of people for homeservers. About the slowness of the drives when I mean slow I mean very slow. If you use software raid 5/6 on windows your reads will be decent but writes will be 10-15 maybe 30 mbs a sec. I am not real good with options on ubuntu as far as raid config goes. Freenas may be a better option or Unraid where you can set up VM's.
  8. If you want two drives for redundancy raid 6 is a option it offers 2 drive redundancy but again doing this with out a raid card or freenas is extremely slow and a bad idea. If you need it to be in Windows the only option you have is to buy a raid card or deal with the extremely slow storage spaces option. They have alot of used ones on ebay. LSI makes some that support over 2TB Drives and support raid 5/6 that are reasonably priced.
  9. Both of these videos explain what you need to know about raid.. Ideally with 4 drives you can either do a Raid 10 or Raid 5 or RaidZ1 if you use Freenas. Doing Raid 5 without a Raid card is going to be very slow whereas raid 10 maybe a better option. You need to do research on these terms and ideas before jumping into this.
  10. Just Curious your going to use 4 drives in a Raid 1?? You will only get 4TB worth of usable space. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219024 Has 8 Bays is compadible with ATX and redundant Power supply.
  11. Lost inside too many choices about backup

    I agree with you. I would not use raid 1 for a backup but if you have a use case where you have a two drives and you want them to have identical properties on each on creating a raid 1 is a better option then copying the data twice to two different drives (for nas purposes). Then absolutely have off site backup and a secondary copy of your data. Like I said I have 4 copies of my data and I still stress about losing my data. I used to have Crashplan until it became pretty much unusable/they went to a business only model, even if they hadnt recovery from off site backup for the amount of storage I have 10+ TB would take close to a year to download from them.
  12. Best CPU/MOBO Combo for $250?

    That's a possibility on any item you buy refurbished or not. I have bought used Items on Ebay that have worked for several years without issues but others fail.
  13. Best CPU/MOBO Combo for $250?

    You get a 90 day warranty with it according to newegg warranty page
  14. Best CPU/MOBO Combo for $250?

    Yea I think that would be a better board to be honest.
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