I’m looking to build my own NAS after disappointing experience with a prebuilt one. I stumbled on this website during the search for parts/ guides. I’m not really sure what hardware in need.
I will use the server primarily for storage but would like to run some docker containers for:
- Plex (max 1 transcode but almost 90% direct play)
- Sonarr/ radarr/ …
- experiment with other containers/ software. I’m very interested in all networking/ server stuff.
- maybe try to run a small minecraft server for max 6 ppl. Is this a good idea to run on a NAS or should I get a dedicated machine like a intel nuc?
Because the machine will be up 24/7 power consumption is a concern. I have made a part list for 3 systems. It would be a plus if the footprint of the nas is rather small that is why I opted for a mini itx motherboard and chassis.
link to the google sheet.
the NAS killer 4.0 - 6 bay mini itx nas
prices vary a bit in comparison to the guide. I live in the EU so better price/performance options specifically for the second hand EU market are appreciated.
low power build
I stumbled upon the asrock J5005 itx board. It has a TDP of 10 watt and a passmark score of almost 3000. The downside is it only has 4 sata ports and a PCI-e 2.0 x1 for expansion.
Because the athlon 200GE also has a low power/ performance ratio I was interested to simulate a build with this. Is it adviced to run a nas on a AMD processor? I don’t find alot of guides suggesting amd chips above intel chips.
Raspberry pi 4 and an external drive enclosure
Is this an option or is this like cursing in church? I know it won’t run a minecraft server but will it do all the rest of the tasks?
I’m not descided on the final OS yet either. I have some experience with openmediavault and like the interface but other suggestions are welcome.
Any help/ suggestions are much appreciated.