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About DigitalAustin

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  1. Okay, so I have new part lists for both AMD and Intel: Intel CPU Intel Pentium Gold G5420 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor $118.32 Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H370 Performance ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 Memory ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory $52.99 Storage - OS Western Digital WD Green SN350 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $43.99 Storage (x4) - RAID Western Digital WD Red Plus 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.99 Case Thermaltake Commander G42 ATX Mid Tower Case
  2. I'll price out an Intel build and see what I come up with. I've heard a lot about WD pulling stunts like this... but then again WD is an American based company so I don't expect anything less out of our corporate overlords. I'll price out some Seagate drives and see where it lands. That was one of my biggest questions, if I did start smaller, how well an already active raid expands when new drives are installed. I did a quick google and I see what you mean, there's no GUI, just a console output, though errors can be outputted to the console there's nothing e
  3. A NAS is ideal for me becuase currently I'm running 3 external drives thru a powered hub into my laptop that has an SSD and I've heard horror stories how SSDs don't slowly fail like HDDs do, SSDs just... quit. So having a constant system image is a major deal to me. Windows gets feisty when it comes to what it'll allow me to backup to as far as type and media used. As for the number of systems, 5 systems with #6 coming back online in the near future and possibly 2 more systems further in the future after travel restrictions take a chill pill and some friends of mine move in from abroad.
  4. LBA? A quick google didn't help. I looked at B450s but their chipsets disable the on-board SATA ports when PCI Express slot is populated. (at least the board I was looking at) I actually just found out about this that Reds were SMR drives, and had the intentions to go with the Red Pros instead APU it is then. I was Looking at them, but I figured it was less load for the chipsets to deal with separating the two. Debugging/Monitoring. I like always keeping tabs on a system, weather it be a standby system or one under constant use.
  5. So I see Linus always talking about home servers and his servers at work, and given that I'm at the point where I'm ready to start backing my stuff up to something a bit more robust than just to portable hard drives that use unreliable USB connections. I wanted to give a DIY TrueNAS a go. Especially since I'll be upgrading my internet soon and buying my own dedicated modem and router instead of using my ISP's equipment. (I can't stand all in one router/modems they always fail prematurely). Below are my intended parts I plan to go with, I am open to make changes to *ahem* bring that cost down.