Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)
Get an Atom.
Originally Posted by Kdar
Few things if you are serious about performance:
If you want faster read speeds, get 5 HDDs, put them in RAID6, and find a raid controller that supports having a SSD cache
If you want faster access speeds get a 10000RPM Drive like a Velociraptor.
If you want faster read speeds, get a RAID controller that supports RAID6/10. Make sure you have a spare RAID controller if your using HW RAID unless you are sure that you can get an identical controller if this one ever fails. Its one of the things that makes people use sw RAID over HW RAID. However, SW RAID has a bit of a CPU usage.
If your accessing the NAS from one computer, think about using iSCSI
There is no difference between SAS and SATA unless your ready to spend time tuning SAS. Then there is a difference.
Dont get WD Green Drives. Their slow, and have performance issues documented throughout the forums. Having owned one personally, I can confirm those problems.
There are some HDDs that include a onboard SSD cache. If your strapped for cache, you might want to look into getting one
What OS are you planning to use on the NAS btw
Last edited by sandyd; May 26th, 2013 at 04:23 AM.
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