I want to build a nas. It turns out it is kinda complex ...
Depending on when I can start I'll either use my old i5 4670k or get a zen2. I expect very good efficiency from zen2 ?
The i5 has the drawback, that I can't use pcie passtrough.
Features I want are the following:
- grow pool
- double parity
- reasonable write speeds
I found lots of solutions so far. FreeNas, Rockstor, unraid, storage spaces, omv and more.
FreeNas looks great, but it doesn't support adding more disks
Rockstor uses brtfs which is risky for raid56
omv seems to offers a lot with plugins. I doesn't offers virtualisation. I'd have to run omv as vm on something else
unraid and storage spaces are currently my top pics
both other everything I need. A pro with storage spaces is that I don't need a vm for plex.
A con for unraid is that the current hardware doesn't allow pcie passthrough for plex vm
I've read a lot about storage spaces, but it's very hard to find any good info on it. You mainly find info for ws2012 or 2016. I'm still not sure how ssd cache and dual parity works for it ...
Does anyone have experience with storage spaces and unraid?
Thx for some input ?