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 🙂
3 thoughts on “DIY home NAS – Part 1”
Depending on how much money you want to spend though, I’d opt for the i5 instead of i3.
For only a little extra cost you get a quad core processor with Turbo Boost. Seeing how you want to cram a tv card in there and whatnot in the future, it might be the better choice.
Keep us posted. You’re making me want to build a new machine myself.
Well, that’s a left-over from the idea of having a power-efficiënt setup 🙂
I’ll check the i5 and it’s prices this evening.
Depending on how much you like to spend an SSD for OS is always great. If you need a large drive take a look at this one Samsung 1TB 850 EVO
It’s a great Fast SSD. I use it in my laptop and it really speeds up starting the OS.