Have either of you tried unRAID arrays or looked into that? Seems like the best of both worlds?
Nope, use a combination of hardware raid 6 and 1 arrays at work (with additional backups as well) and at home software raid 1.., but that's it.
The software raid works great btw, and I dont notice any difference between that and the hardware raid 1 arrays.., although I havent ever had to rebuild the soft array, so dunno how that would go.
Quick google of unraid makes it look like a nas os.., could be interesting, but I would need to look into it further to give an opinion.