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{LOD} Director Bones
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NAS / home server

Post by {LOD} Director Bones »

There was a little discussion yesterday about building a NAS or running a home server.

I run a plex server and currently have a little over 20TB's of storage on my server. The initial set up was more complicated than I expected, but mostly because I had no clue what I was doing and figured it out as I went along.

I started with a 1u chassis (a tower would work fine also). The unit I bought is no longer in service (mine is 4 years old now and was used when I bought it).
https://www.theserverstore.com/HP-Proli ... -1U-Server

Tower server https://www.theserverstore.com/Dell-Pow ... p_915.html

I added hard drives as I had money. I have mine set up as a Raid 5 and have rebuilt it a few times as I've added more disks. I started with using whatever disks I had laying around but now am running WD Reds.

You can get by with a MUCH cheaper set up if you don't run a video streaming server out of your house and all you're worried about is backing up your home data. Doing this allows you to keep files off of your gaming PC and let it only worry about running games.

My current gaming PC only has the OS, and a few games on it. The OS is installed to the M.2 SSD, and the game files are installed to a normal internal HDD.
{LOD} Cyclone
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Re: NAS / home server

Post by {LOD} Cyclone »

I was going to do the same thing, run streaming from my gaming pc but a buddy told me about Plex and also told me about an OS built on Linux but I can't remember what it's called now.

I have the following setup on my Plex server:
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 SPCC Mini ITX Cube Gaming Computer Case
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790S Processor (8M Cache, 3.2 GHz) BX80646I74790S
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Memory: Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600
HDD0: WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD60EFRX
HDD1: SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E500B/AM (only has OS on it)
OS: Windows 10

I try to keep the Plex app up to date as much as possible and I believe auto-updates are enabled on the OS. Right now the 6 TB drive has about 35% free space.
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