kablekill wrote:Would most poeple opt for a raid 6 set with this type of device?
I haven't polled everyone with one, so I can't give you a real answer. Personally I would considering you're purchasing the drives at the same time and they will all start to fail around the same time.
kablekill wrote:When looking at setting up a Raid 6 setup with this device you could look at losing 2 or more drives for fault tolerance? What sort of total storage would be left after setting up a raid 6 setup out of the total 36tb?
Raid6 can lose both parity drives before you've got data that is unrecoverable.
Storage space: Each drive is 2.73TB x 10 usable drives out of 12 in Raid6 = 27~TB usable space, maybe just under.
kablekill wrote:Would you lose 6tb straight out or would this require more data set aside to cover any redundancy in the raid setup?
In Raid6 the 2 drives are simply not there for the purposes of usable space.kablekill wrote:Could you opted to set aside more data for redundancy if you wanted or would you have to setup 2 raid 6 systems of 6 drives with the device?
You could use Raid10 or 2 Raid6 volumes, the latter would prove more space, 21.46TB to be exact; compared to the former which would be just over 16TB.
You can see the raid types using this tool from Synology http://www.synology.com/support/RAID_ca ... hp?lang=us (keeping in mind that it's 2.73TB per drive and there's a small overhead on top of that.)