I recently decided to set up a FreeNAS box for my storage needs using a combination of new parts and parts I already have.
First, I'd like some help to pick the correct hardware. What I have in mind is a Gigabyte H61M-DS2 motherboard with an Intel Celeron G540 CPU and 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM. I plan on using HDD's I already have (3x1TB and 1x2TB = 5TB) and maybe get another 3TB HDD later.
What I really need help with is the setup of the volumes in FreeNAS. I will use ZFS and I'm confused as to what group type to select. I want to utilize the most space possible out of my drives but still have redundancy and not lose any data if one of the drives fail.
Thanks in advance.