Fishypops Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 TLDR; I burnt out the logic boards on 4 out of the 5 hard drives, including the parity. Complete loss. (Make sure you have a big enough PSU - don't keep switching it off and on). Devastated. Looking to rebuild. I don't have oodles of cash to spend on a drive array that has no data. I figured that I would buy new drives as and when I need them / when they come on sale. My data storage needs have been reset to zero. Data needs; Photo's: < 1TB Shows and Movies over the next year: approx 2TB Other Stuff: <500GB Practical Needs => Serve up Shows and Movies to Kodi. Want to ensure that there is little to no lag (snappy and responsive) I am thinking about this drive config and would like some feedback: Parity: 6 TB WD Red Plus Cache: 64GB SSD (Reusing old drive) Drive for Current TV Shows : 60 GB SSD (Reusing old drive) Drive for Unwatched Movies: 60 GB SSD (Reusing old drive) Drive for then storing Watched TV shows and Movies, Photo's and Other Stuff : 6TB WD Red Plus Hardware: Old i3 CPU + 8 GB RAM + Gigiabyte H77N MB (all 12 years old) If I lose the 60GB SSD's then no sweat. Quote Link to comment
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