Hey guys. This is my second NAS box and want to test out Rockstor. I made some mistakes with my first NAS and want your honest opinion on my current setup.
AMD Phenom II triple core black edition. 2.8ghz or something
4GB ram non ECC (this worries me)
SSD sata boot drive.
6x4tb 2.5 inch Seagate backup plus drives (not very fast probably 5400rpm)
Zotac 890GX-A-E itx motherboard
450 watt silverstone micro psu
4x sata port controller pcie-1x
SilverStone CS01-HS NAS chassis.
My first NAS i built using openmediavault and went ZFS. but didn’t realize without ECC memory i was putting myself at risk. Consumer motherboards are really hard to get ECC support for. Its still running ok but nothing super critical is on there. I hope to upgrade the motherboard on that soon to get ECC.
With my 2nd NAS. i am using older AM3 which does support ECC just a matter of finding out if the motherboard will support it.
ZFS required 16GB of ECC memory for ZRAID 2. (equivilant to raid 6)
However BTRFS is not stable RAID 5/6 so if i go RAID 10 will i still need ECC memory?
Also Raid 5/6 is striped. is Raid 10 striped? would i get similar performance as RAID 5 with RAID 10 but with less space?
Also if Raid 5/6 ever gets stable in BTRFS do you know if it will be easy to switch from RAID 10 to RAID 5/6 when it is stable?