As i’m confident in assembling parts and administer my future nas, i’m a little lost with all the hardware possibilities and compatibility implications.
So please i would need help for taking the right decisions and choosing the right pieces. I’m presenting you my needs, wishes, and ideas.
I Need :
To store personal files (photos, videos, documents) for 3 persons. Ability to sync smartphones/computers, and smb access. These datas are for the moment on different computers, or public cloud providers. Their total size is about 1 TB, but will of course grow.
I’m also planing to host a couple linux vm and don’t plan to create a mediacenter (i don’t even know plex or transcoding that many people seem to want).
Finally i will need a backup for everything.
I have :
Personal knowledge of nextcloud and truenas, so i may go for both (unless more appropriate suggestions).
4x 4 TB 3,5in sata hard drive from a recycled server, that i will use for my data (2 for a 4TB mirror, 1 spare, 1 for the external backup).
1x 8 GB RAM ECC RDIMM DDR4 2133 (to be used or not, depending on compatibility).
My budget :
About 400€, for the nas and backup (considering i won’t need to buy hard drives for the data).
I hope it can fit in and i’m ready to add a little more (100€), if i can avoid a too much slow or unsatisfying solution.
I want for the nas :
A motherboard with
- just enough sata ports (2 would be the minimal, 4 to be comfortable for future migration to bigger storage)
- the right socket for the right cpu for my needs (i don’t know if xeon or i3/i5 or ryzen…)
- 1 gb ethernet (maybe an available slot to improve it in the future)
- if i can use my 8GB ecc ram, i’d go for it
- 2 nvme slots, if it can fit in the budget for 2 small nvme ssd for the system (around 100GB seem largely enough)…if too expensive, what should i use ?
A case, the smallest that can fit everything
…and every other pieces i’m totally ignorant in choosing (psu, fans, cables…)
I would like it silent and not too “heaty”, with care for power consumption, and of course reliable.
I want for the backup :
Something cheap, small, silent, low consumption. i was thinking about an arm based system, (it will be a simple linux doing rsync in the night with the nas), with an ethernet port and a case for the overall system (board + harddrive).
Thank you for your help, and please do not hesitate to contradict my choices with your experience and expertise.