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    Buying advice raid 6

    I'll admit that I don't know much about the RAID hardware but I have so far 4 1.5TB drives and will get more, and what I want to do is create a external storage system. But I think at the moment I will do it within my PC case.

    So is that possible, to start internally and move the raid over to a enclosure?

    I don't know what card to buy but I have looked at the new Adaptec ASR-5445, 8-port (4 internal / 4 external) Unified Serial RAID controller. LINK IS TO 4 - MORE PORT CARD.

    That would allow me to move the storage out at a later date but what enclosure would be suitable to do this?

    Its a mine field.

    This would do as a easy solution but I don't want to be limited by the SATA interface.
    Thecus N7700 7-BAY Ultimate tower NAS, 7xSATA HDD, 1x eSATA, Gbit Lan, RAID 0, 1, 5,6,10,JBOD

    I guess another thing to ask, how would raid 0 or 1 work over 4 to 6 disks?

    Advice required, thanks.
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    Re: Buying advice raid 6

    One of the best visual explanations of RAID and how they are configured can be found here: http://www.acnc.com/04_01_00.html

    That should help with your multiple disc RAID0 / RAID1 question.

    Meanwhile it sounds like you require an external enclosure capable of accepting control from a card in your PC.
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