All I know is after seeing all that I am glad I went with just using drive pool and snap raid. I almost went with unraid but it just seems like a lot more work. I only have 11tb on the drive pool server and I just made full copies of each drive in the pool beside the parity drive.
So I have a direct backup of each drive if any fail and I have the snap raid parity to rebuild any drive that fails give me a little extra security.
Wow 3 to 5 years in and out of the hospital really made me fall so far behind on my knowledge base lol very cool info
I just started using UNRAID over the past 3 weeks since the Seagate 10TB deal first appeared in the deals section. Before that I had 2x 10TB drives mounted in my pc.
So far I love it. It's actually very simple. Install unraid on the usb. boot it up, assign the drives to an array and your done. Of course adding in docker containers like plex, sonarr, radarr, sabnzbd, take a few minutes extra, but I MUCH prefer having my media server in the closet over hosting it on my main pc. This way I can fiddle around any time I want, and dont have to hear my wife get annoyed while she is watching something.