Hey Guys. I posted this on reddit and then it told me I shud bring this post here. I’m really hoping someone can help me with a build fingers crossed I’ve been looking through the forum and I could really use your expertise.
I’ve been digging around on the internet and reddit for months, looking for a build I can replicate for myself and I haven’t been able to find anything. I’m hoping someone can help.
My current setup has 2 drobos (a b810n and b800fs) on which I keep my data. Because of the limit on volume size, even though I’m upgrading my 6TB hdds to 12TBs, i feel like i’ll be running out of space very very soon (one drive has a volume limit of 32TB and one has a volume limit of 64TB). I don’t want to buy another drobo because I want to invest in a system I can grow over time. Drobos (and similar devices) are also not proving to be very cost effective. As I mentioned, i’ve been looking around on the internet for a solution but I don’t think I’ve found anything. I’ve looked on r/DataHoarder and r/JDM_WAAAT for builds.
I always had a drobo solution because of my limited programming knowledge and I do understand that that needs to change. I’m looking for resources where I can start learning.
In the past few months I’ve been looking up differences between a NAS, SAN and DAS and different OSes. While I’m open to the storage concepts as redundacy is a key feature that all 3 systems have, I’ve recently discovered that the OS will be an issue too because FreeNAS requires all your drives to be of the same capacity and unRAID has a limit of 30 drives. I’m looking to build something with 24 bays and then add another 24 bays a year or so down the line.
I’m a very competent DIY person, provided the instructions given to me are good.
Here are some of the resources I’ve been using to build my own knowledge:
- Countless videos on youtube include Byte my Bits’ Zeus server and linus tech tips
- Other forums.
If you’ve built something, I’d love for you to share your build and its cost (without the HDDs of course) or if u can help me with a build I’d also be grateful for that. A relevant build to post would be at least 100TB.