Hi, I'm not a server guy, so this is new to me... please be gentle ! I'm trying to build a work unit server to donate to the fooding at home project. to be run from my work. It's and old Dell MD 1200 server with 2 external drive enclosures connected via a H800 card in the server and its about all i have that has the disk space needed. the server and each enclosure has 12 x 3 TB drives for 36 drives total. I need to make a drive of about 50 TB is size. Is it possible to do this with the drives across the server and the two drive enclosures? I think the drives in the server are on a different card so i'm not sure i can so i think i might end up with two. I guess i can use the 24 drives in the two external enclosures to get me enough space, but i'm not sure how to configure it all... raid 6 with hot spares? looking for advise on the best options and how to configure the raid card please! Thanks. Regards, g@z.