With these little guys are you adding your own card and going with zfs or using the existing card and sticking with 2TB drives?
I have been waffling between being cheap and thinking about 8- 2TB drive in a zfs2 pool (12TB should last me a while but the damn vms fill up disk space)... OR collecting 8-8TB drives slowly and building up an array that will last a few years. (48TB seems like it should be impossible for me to fill)... Good sense has me thinking I should go with 4TB drives but I was not gifted with much in the way of good sense when it come to computer gear.
My FreeNAS box is a repurposed i7-2600K, 16GB RAM, LSI 92xx card, boot drive and 5x8TB WD Reds. Been solid and uptime in the months.
This r210ii is for a FreePBX for an office project. It’s complete overkill for the amount of phones/calls, but I wanted some sort of server with DRAC to fill the need. I ended up with the server, rails from Dell, a new front plate and an SSD for under $350. Doing burn ins over the weekend then I’ll finish it.