This unit has 12- 500GB SATA drives. I am using it for backup only. The data will then go to tape. I want to fully utilize as much of this 6 TB as possible. Idealy i would get 11 drives in one RAID4 array (losing only one disk for parity), and keep one as hot spare. That would give me
10 500GB disks to work with. Any suggestions from the NetApp experts? Thanks in advance.