So, I grew tired of going trough all of my external harddisks to find whatever I’m looking for. Prébuild solutions are expensive, use obsolete technology and are limited in capabilities. That’s why I came up with my own build.
It’s not my goal to get the cheapest, but the most expandable solution, both in storage as in ways of functions.
This is what I came up with:
- Casing – Lian Li PC-Q25
- Motherboard – ASUS P8H77-I
- CPU – Intel® Core™; i3-2125
- Mem – 8GB Kingston Value RAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G
- Powersuply – Antec EA-450 Platinum 450W
- HDD – 3x Seagate ST3000DM001 (3TB)
At first, I was thinking of setting up a softraid 5 configuration.
But then I found out about ZFS for linux. So I might try this first.
I’m going to think this over a few times. Will check out other disks, other raid-solutions, an SSD as ZFS Cache etc…
The cool thing is, later, whenever I have a good TV, I can just cram some tv card in there, so I won’t even need to stream all content over the network
Sounds good? Leave your comments below