Hi everyone here,
I have the Microserver about 1 year ago, but today im interested in do a RAID5 with 4x3TB, at the moment i have the moded BIOS, but when I enter in the ROM Utility to do the RAID, there's no option for the RAID5, I dont know if i need to update something or what I have to do...
Someone can help me?
I've had my N40L Microserver for about 18 months, lost 2 GB of the inital RAM and upped it to 16GB, runs like a charm.
So far I have in there:
1 x 1TB with VMware as host
1 x 3TB WD Green as backup respository, mapped as RDM
2 x 2TB WD Green as storage, mapped as RDM
1 x 2TB WD Green as datastore2 for replicated VM & other shenanigans (Test VM, etc)
Main OS is a Server 2008 R2, doing the job (DNS, FTP, DHCP, Media Server, File Server, Print Server).
I'd like to create a Raid 5 in the 4 disk bays, moving the 1 TB to the ODD slot, and adding a raid card.
I've been contemplating the Rocketraid 620 for this purpose with 4 x 3 or 4 TB drives.
But reading a bit more into this, I started having my doubts if the raid card is the right decision, or should I rather go with software raid like mdadm.
So the things that crept up so far:
Hardware vs software raid?
Which hard disks? I've had the WD Greens in mind as they are low on power consumption, but maybe the red would be better.