I'm considering building a 10TB+ NAS for backing up my pictures as I'm getting tired of having external hard drives everywhere and I actually use two computers (one being a win7 PC and one a mac OSX system).
I'm going to be running this as RAID 5 system to prevent file corruption/loss and my friend has suggested running Solaris o/s based NAS instead of my original idea of the FreeNAS o/s.
This NAS would be holding other files besides photo backups, but is/are there problems or considerations that I should keep a look out for when dealing with photography backups that would differ from it being used as a giant network file dump? (sorry if my wording isn't correct or confusing, I'm still new to the NAS idea and still researching)
I actually got the idea from this forum thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1393939 But I'm not going to go all hardware crazy.