52 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:
Yea I have made a few nas boxes and managed a few servers before.
Prebuilt vs diy really depends on what your goals are. DIY is more flexable, often a better value, but requires more tweaking with less support.
Id go diy if you want to tinker, go prebuilt, if you just wanna put drives in a box and be done. I have used both and both have their place.
Thanks! I have already begun some research into this! Your help is super appreciated.
Seems like some people say you can just buy an older PC and throw some hard drives inside, as long as the specs are decent. May look more into that.
Should I be worried that I'm using 1Gb/s networking in my home? I am using all cat6 and ca7 cables running between my routers and switches, but those are all rated for 1Gb/s max (supposedly). I am just worried that upgrading to 10Gb/s networking is a hidden cost.