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just got a qnap ts-469l and 12tb of storage whats the best raid setting for movie storage


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im sure its been asked lots of times before but what settings do you guys use or recommend
I was think 5 or 10 but know nothing about the subject really

I will only be storing large mkv and 3d iso images on the setup along with photo and doc backups of the 1 home pc , im running 2 x 3tb wd mybook lives at moment

on a side note I know the qnap I got is over kill but I got it from amazon for £507 inc the drives so im thinking about selling the 469 on and getting a lower spec one for movies


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Could not resist at that price


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It depends upon how much storage you need and if you want redundancy or not.

Raid 0 (single volume, no redundancy) will give you the whole 12TB, but a single disk failure will lose the lot.
Raid 10 (single volume, single disk redundancy) will give you 6TB, and survive a single disk failure.
Raid 5 (single volume, single disk redundancy) will give you 9TB, and survive a single disk failure.

On low powered NAS units, RAID 10 will perform better than RAID 5, but on the TS469L I'd expect little difference.

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