after deciding to build a NAS Killer on my own instead of buying a Synology DS918+ I am trying to find the best fitting solution for my case of application. For me the most important facts are energy efficiency and usage of RAID5 with 5 or more HDDs. Right now I have to decide if I want to reuse some of the old hardware I could get for free or to buy some stuff on ebay. Because i built my last PC about 10 years ago, I would like to ask you, if you would recomend to build a NAS based on the following workstations:
- DELL Precision T1500: i5-650 3.2GHz, 73W, 2 x 2GB 1066MHz RAM
- DELL Precision T3400: E8200 2.66GHz, 65W, 2 x 1GB 800MHz RAM
- DELL Precision T3400: E7400 2.8GhHz, 65W, 2 x 1GB 800MHz RAM
Unfortunatly I am not that familiar with the motherboards used in these workstations, but I guess using RAID with multiple disks with these boards could be a problem?