I am looking to build a new NAS server and expand my storage capabilities dramatically. Currently I have two NAS boxes with a total of 12 drives and I am looking to consolidate down to a single box.
I have played with SATA PCI cards before to get me the capacity I need but had issues.
My plan is to have an array of 8 4Tb drives in Raid 6 software. The plan is to only use the system for NAS.
The ASRock C2550D4I Mini ITX Server appears to fit my requirements with the right number of SATA ports. I have a few questions:
Is the performance of the Atom up to the task?
Is there any issue with the Marvell SATA in Openmediavault, apparently FreeNAS has problems with Marvell.
Any other motherboard choices worth looking at: I do have a Xeon 1230 V2 that I could use if need be.