- AMD Phenom II x4 - 840
- Asus 880G motherboard
- 2GB Ram
- 5 Hard drives (2x2TB, 1x1TB, 1x640GB, 1x500GB - will replace with all 2TB drives soon)
- Windows Server 2008 (from MSDNA)
- Case: Fractal Design R3 (Supports up to 9 drives, or 11 with 5.25" to 3.5" converter)
I previously used windows home server version 1, but I found throughput to be really slow on occasion (sometimes dropping to 50kB/s) so I installed Server 2008 from MSDNA which has been much faster (getting writes of 70+ MB/s).
I want to set up RAID for a few reasons:
- One drive letter.
- High availability/fault tolerance.
Cheers for any help/advice.