Looking for some recommendations on how I should get from where I am…to where-ever it is that I can get to.
I built the following about 5 years ago. Since then, the only thing i’ve done is add the Seagate 6TB drive listed below for a little more space.:
CPU : Intel Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
Cooler: Thermaltake CL-P0492
Mobo: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini-ITX LGA1150
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8gb DDR3-1600
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX
PS: Corsair CX430 W 80+ Bronze
Drives: WD Red 2TB 5400RPM (x3) + (1) Seagate IronWolf 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM drive.
I have the whole thing currently running an old Ubuntu, with the drives wrapped up using GreyHole + Samba. (I was screwing around with Amahi at the time, but didnt keep it around. I liked the GreyHole bit though, so I kept using that to replicate data across drives, and present everything as unified shares).
I’m running Plex (direct install, no docker, PlexPass so hardware decodign), and an Airsonic server for audiobooks. We’re able to mostly do everything without stuttering or major hiccups, other than some occasional buffering. Pretty sure Im more bottlenecked by the fact and theres 9 people in the house gaming, skyping, zooming, etc simultaneously.
Any recommendations on where I should go from here? I’ve got a little bit of extra cash in the kitty, and I feel like I’m due for some upgrades. The time is good to do a complete rebuild, something to run us for the next 5 years.
I’ve got a 4k TV, 3x1080p tv’s, and two or three remote users that I’d like to continue having access.
Would I be best off splitting the Plex into a dedicated box, or would it be better to upgrade the CPU/MB/RAM and reinstall everything under UnRaid?