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    Synology Hybrid RAID

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    Synology Hybrid RAID

    Hi guys. I am a RAID newbie and wanted to ask some dumb questions. I just bought a Synology DS1511+ and a (7) Constellation 3TB drives. I was thinking about RAID 6 as I wanted the added reliability of a 2nd drive failing without losing data. But, I a now thinking about Synology's Hybrid RAID and had some questions / concerns: 1) Can you configure Synology's RAID to have 2 fail-safe drives instead of 1? 2) If I add a DX510 with another (5) 3TB drives, how will the additional drives be treated in RAID 6 vs. Synology's Hybrid RAID? 3) If I then have (10) 3TB drives in a DS1511+ / DX510 , do I know have 2 fail safe drives total, or 4? Any advice you guys can offer would be much appreciated.
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    Need advice on NAS

    So I checked Synology website again today and it looks like they added the 3TB constellation drive... So I just pulled the trigger on a DS1511+ and (7) 3TB constellation drives. Looking forward to setting this bad boy up. Thanks for everyone's help.
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    Need advice on NAS

    I just double-checked the Synology website and it doesnt list the Seagate Constellation ES.2 3TB as compatible (Model: ST33000650NS). Do you think this drive will work with the DS1511+ ? It lists the Hitachi Ultrastar 3TB (Model: HUA723030ALA640) as being compatible.
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    Need advice on NAS

    So Hitachi 3TB Ultrastar is $349 at Newegg vs. $359 for Seagate 3TB Constellation. So is correct to conclude that Hitachi drive is cheaper, faster and comes with a higher theorectical reliability?
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    Need advice on NAS

    Yes, definitely doing RAID 6 for reliability. Thanks for the suggestion on the seagate constellation. What about the Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB: http://www.hitachigst.com/internal-drives/enterprise/ultrastar/ultrastar-7k3000 Claims 2M MTBF. Apparently these drives were chosen by EMC for the Isilon system: http://www.hitachigst.com/press-room/2011/emc-isilon-uses-hitachi-hdds-to-deliver-worlds-largest-single-file-system-for-big-data
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    Need advice on NAS

    I don't know how much I need, but I want the most I can get. I know from experience that I always buy the biggest, or else I regret it later. I bought the biggest safe I could fit into my basement. Last month I bought a 14'x36' shed for my backyard as it was the biggest shed that could fit through my driveway entrance. If there was a legit 3TB enterprise drive like the Western Digital RE4, I would consider upping to 3TBs... I like the fact the the DS1511+ is expandable to add 2 more DX510's. The system will be used to store all media (HD movies, HD TV shows, music, home movies, pictures) and personal files (word docs, excel, powerpoint, pdfs). I would like to to be able to stream HD video and music - ideally to multiple users simulateously. I would like to be able to access my files over the internet from a remote location.
  8. I want to set-up a high end NAS system for my house. Cost is not really a consideration. My absolute #1 priority is reliability. I don't want to be trouble shooting this all the time. And I don't want to lose data. From my limited research, here is what I am thinking: Synology DS1511+ (5) Western Digital 2TB RE4 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64 MB (WD2003FYYS) RAID 6 + 2 cold spare drives on hand Total price is around $2,400. Any thoughts / recommendations?