Good morning all,
Like most I have a lot of data that has been collected over the years sitting on a couple different machines/platforms. One of which is a 10-year-old iMac that has been a paper weight for the past 2 years. I started looking at consolidating my data a few years ago but had no idea where to start. It was not long before I found something that would work. A co-worker had recommended a couple different systems much like synology offers however it seemed to me a pretty steep expense for what it was. After spending some time on Reddit, I found JDM’s subreddit, then the discord and started getting a better idea of what I could do. I had no idea all the capabilities of a NAS. I was just looking for a way to store my data safely and securely, and I quickly found you can do so much more.
I decided to go with an Unraid build based on recommendations of others in the group. I completed my build. I am currently sitting at 16 TB which should suit me fine for a little while but I can see how easy it is to get carried away when you have a bunch of storage to play with.
|Case||Fractal Design Node 804||$109.99|
|Mother Board||SUPERMICRO X9SCM-F||$70.00|
|CPU||Intel Xeon SR0P6 E3-1270V2 3.50GHz 4 Core 69W 8MB Ivy Bridge||$71|
|CPU Cooler||ARCTIC Freezer 34 -Tower CPU Cooler for Intel||$38.15|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake SMART 600W ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V 80 PLUS||$49.85|
|Sata Cable||Monoprice 10 Pack 18in SATA 6Gbps||$13.49|
|Fans 5pck||ARCTIC P12 PWM PST||$27.99|
|SSD Cache||MZ-1LV9600 SAMSUNG PM953 960GB M.2 NVMe SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE||$70.00|
|SSD Adapter||EZDIY-FAB PCI Express M.2 SSD NGFF PCIe Card to PCIe 3.0 x4 M2 Adapter||$15.99|
|SATA Drives x4||Toshiba MG04ACA400N_4TiB||$180|
|300GiB SAS 10K x1||2.5" 300GB 10K||Free|
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the build.