I have been reading but cannot find what i want to know.
I am planning to set up a raid drive in my new WHS 2011.
My plan is to use a raid 10 as i understand it Raid 10 mirrors the drives.
So question. Raid 10 requires 4 drives minimum. Does this mean i need 8 to cater for the mirrors or is that gonna be a case of 2 and 2.
The raid mirror is part of my backup plan. WHS also has the facility built in to easily have drives mirror so now i am confused as to whether i should run a raid at all.
WHS old version before 2011 had drive extender which allowed one to create a single contiguous drive. WHS 2011 does not.
I am thinking of using 4 2TB WD RED drives for the WHS. Issue i am having is do i buy 4 or 8. Motherboard i have chosen to use only has 6 sata 3 6 gbyte ports on it for the raid.
Planning to use one for a SSD for the OS. Thought 4 would be enough now the raid mirror thing has me snookered.
This is one of those issues i rather trust one of our family techies than what i am not finding on the web. Sorry to put work stuff here but i got no one else to turn to.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice.