Originally Posted by NeveSSL
Did you guys pay for the upgraded version of unRAID? Seems nice, but Grayhole on Amahi does the same thing for free.
From the Amahi web site;
"Does Amahi support RAID?
Yes, you can use hardware RAID or software RAID with your Amahi server! "
There are all kinds of systems that give you that (figure it out yourself). So, Greyhole adds some kind of redundancy similar to WHS making duplicate data on different disks. But, have you read how to use Greyhole? Have you read the warnings? It runs at midnight? Relies on a SQL server? You write the file and then it is replaced by a link to the new file(s) Greyhole creates in your storage pool? Honestly, I start to read this and go WTF, can you make it any more difficult?
I mainly chose unRAID because of it's simplicity and the parity drive protection. A share is just the combination of like named top level directories on the disks. I can write to the share or to the directory on the disk interchangably. The parity provides live real-time protection against a failed disk. It's really all VERY simple and works VERY well.
The only other option besides unRAID for a parity was Flexraid with it's snapshot RAID. It wasn't very user friendly either at the time I purchased unRAID.