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Home Setup Expansion Help [5-Bay Enclosure & 16TB Drive Suggestions]

**TLDR:** Hey crew, I’m looking to expand the storage and functionality of my Mac based home server. Looking for some suggestions on 16TB drives and other software I could be utilizing on my server. Toss whatever you think in the comments below, I appreciate it!

# Current Setup & Specs:

* **2019 Mac Mini -** [Picture](https://imgur.com/a/8TdMBO0)
* 3.2GHz 6-core i7 ^((Turbo Boost to 4.6GHz))
* 16GB RAM ^((2666MHz DDR4))
* 10GB Ethernet
* Headless ^((remote connect))
* **Orico 80TB Hard Drive Enclosure**
* Various mixed drives of brands and storage sizes
* I believe it’s around 30TB right now
* **24/7 Runtime**
* Plex
* Homebridge
* Starling Home Hub Integration Dashboard

# Goals & Ambitions

I see a few faults here, one right off the bat is I have zero data preservation in place for my external drives. If a drive fails, there is no clone or backup of it. I have a backup of the server boot drive and it’s configuration, but no true backups of the external files. So first goal would be to get that issue rectified.

Thing is, I haven’t maxed out capacity for this enclosure yet and I’d ideally like to order all of the same type of drives. What’s the best 16TB capacity 3.5″ drive on the market today? What’s something that will be reliable for continued runtime (not necessarily read/write time)?

I’m not married to the enclosure, but i think its rather attractive and a huge perk is the allen wrench lock on the drive bays to keep my kiddos from opening them randomly. I would ideally prefer a pure USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 connection (remember, Mac Mini server). A big downside right now is my current enclosure is USB 3.0 to SATA so the connection speed is severely limited compared to USB-C or Thunderbolt 3.

So. Whats my best bet for the storage here? Get a second of the same enclosure (hey it’ll match) and then max them both out to 80TB with the same drives? Should I look for USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 enclosures in order to ensure I’m getting the best drive speeds?

Also, I’d like to see if anyone has any suggestions for other use cases for this type of setup. I’ve already got it running an AirPrinter in the home, and all of the media drives are shared over local network to all the Apple TVs in the home so we have localized ethernet access even if the internet is down anywhere in the house. What other cool shit can I do? I’d like to do some sort of Nest Camera local cloning type of thing since I am able to run all my cameras through HomeKit. I imagine I could setup some sort of HomeKit Secure Video DVR established?

>!For anyone who read all this and has any insight I’d be happy to toss you a Plex invite for the hassle. !<

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  1. Why not get a nas, hide it in an office and then use that for additional space.

    With cat 6 house, idk what’s faster the local usb 3 storage or the network storage.

    Otherwise if you don’t need the speeds, get another enclosure so they match and have a massive plex collection.

    You could find some thunderbolt to sata adapters and some ssds if you needed fast storage for anything , and then move to the enclosures or a nas to preserve space

    I have an m1 mini that I’m using for my plex/nas storage. And I have even less ports than you..

  2. Also using a headless Mac mini with JBOD here, but honestly if you’d want some raid/backup you’re better off with a small dedicated NAS box for freenas or unraid. All the other none storage related automation stuff can stay on the mini since it’s easy to tuck away anywhere

  3. > So. Whats my best bet for the storage here? Get a second of the same enclosure (hey it’ll match)

    Your server choice kind of screws you over. (Though little except maybe microATX cases will fit in that space you put it in)

    You’d usually be able to get a much better result selling the enclosure and buying (this would cost less than a 5 bay enclosure when new) a SAS PCIe host card & a used DAS (most of which have locking front plates). But unfortunately… given the Mac Mini, the only option that leaves is Thunderbolt SAS Hosts and they’re not cheap.

    A large DAS also allows you to buy more favorable $/TB ratios since you don’t have to absolutely maximize storage per bay.

    > USB 3.0 to SATA so the connection speed is severely limited compared to USB-C or Thunderbolt 3.

    UASP, when you find the odd non-broken implementation, generally leads to roughly equivalent performance. Of course no one advertises that they’re selling broken products, because that’d make filtering them out easy, so one can’t really rely on it.

  4. I recently purchased several more Toshiba mg08aca16te 16tb drives having run a couple happily for a couple years or so. Prices seem to vary a lot on these – I’ve seen it swing between £275 and £330 here in the UK from day-to-day.

  5. I recommend look at [Backblaze’s Drive Report](https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html) for data on their drives. I also recommend Backblaze’s personal backup account. It’s unlimited storage for $70/year. Of course, that initial backup is going to take a long time depending on how much data you currently have and what your upload speeds are.