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Setting up new QNAP - static, thick, or thin volumes?

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Hi guys, I am finally making the upgrade from an old Thecus to a QNAP nas.  When setting up the QNAP I am able to create static, thick, or thin volumes.  While I understand the differences conceptually,  I am not sure which would be best in my situation.  This nas will be used in my home primarily as storage for my music, photos, movies, etc.  I am the only one that regularly streams music from it.  My intention is to set it up as a RAID 5.  In my case (single user, mainly music streaming) wouldn't a static volume make the most sense?  I am not interested in using the QNAP snapshot feature since I will be backing up this nas with another nas.

 

Any advice would be appreciated.


12TB NAS >> i7-6700 Server/Control PC >> i3-5015u NAA >> Singxer SU-1 DDC (modded) >> Holo Spring L3 DAC >> Accustic Arts Power 1 int amp >> Sonus Faber Guaneri Evolution speakers + REL T/5i sub (x2)

 

Other components:

UpTone Audio LPS1.2/IsoRegen, Fiber Switch and FMC, Windows Server 2016 OS, Audiophile Optimizer 3.0, Fidelizer Pro 6, HQ Player, Roonserver, PS Audio P3 AC regenerator, HDPlex 400W ATX & 200W Linear PSU, Light Harmonic Lightspeed Split USB cable, Synergistic Research Tungsten AC power cords, Tara Labs The One speaker cables, Tara Labs The Two Extended with HFX Station IC, Oyaide R1 outlets, Stillpoints Ultra Mini footers, Hi-Fi Tuning fuses, Vicoustic/RealTraps/GIK room treatments

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10 minutes ago, fragoulisnaval said:

Do not use RAID 5. Go to RAID 6 for increased safety

Thank you for the reply.  I am comfortable with Raid 5 since I will have 2 separate backups of the Qnap nas.  


12TB NAS >> i7-6700 Server/Control PC >> i3-5015u NAA >> Singxer SU-1 DDC (modded) >> Holo Spring L3 DAC >> Accustic Arts Power 1 int amp >> Sonus Faber Guaneri Evolution speakers + REL T/5i sub (x2)

 

Other components:

UpTone Audio LPS1.2/IsoRegen, Fiber Switch and FMC, Windows Server 2016 OS, Audiophile Optimizer 3.0, Fidelizer Pro 6, HQ Player, Roonserver, PS Audio P3 AC regenerator, HDPlex 400W ATX & 200W Linear PSU, Light Harmonic Lightspeed Split USB cable, Synergistic Research Tungsten AC power cords, Tara Labs The One speaker cables, Tara Labs The Two Extended with HFX Station IC, Oyaide R1 outlets, Stillpoints Ultra Mini footers, Hi-Fi Tuning fuses, Vicoustic/RealTraps/GIK room treatments

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It depends how much headroom you need.  Thin volume can grow, but YOU watch them.  Thick volumes may be overprovsiioned at first, but the system grabs the whole space for you and watches it and will trigger at a set % full.

 

 

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