I have fairly simple data needs right now, primarly 15-20 TB of shared storage for windows shared drives & music storage /streaming. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ I set up with OMV is definitely not cutting it. After some research & consideration about future utility, I’m looking into a new build, preferably with a small form factor but adequate performance for a couple of 720p/1080p (NO 4k) streaming if I decide to jump into Plex.
Since I don’t have a ton of free time to monkey with setting & setups, I’m planning on running UnRaid, but would prefer the smallest form factor & noise (because of where this will need to physically sit) that still gives acceptable performance.
Based on the form factor issue & some similiar requirements like the pfSense router, it looks like a mini-ITX w/ Xeon, & 16MB SODIMM is going to drive the rest of the design. (probbaly looking at the Fractal Node 304 case)
What I’m noticing is that the mini-ITX boards are getting a bit pricey.
Is Mini-ITX still the best small-form-factor solution? Is there another similar sized one out there that anyone is aware of?