We should move this to off topic really we're diversifying from the original OP's thread for which I apologise, I'll work out how to paste the link.My R-PI rig consists of what is in my signature, below, complete with prices. (In USD.) But the R-PI family is limited to 100MBS.
If you want something that's faster, but still economical, OMV has ready made SD card images for the Odroid-UX4. The UX4 is about $50 more but it's much faster, has 2GB ram versus 1GB on an R-PI, 1 GB net.int. versus 100 MBS, USB3.0 versus USB 2.0. On the other side of it, the R-PI 3 has built in wireless - the Odriod doesn't. Here's a comparison. Odriod UX4 ver R-PI 3
I'm running a 4TB WD passport which draws its' power from the R-PI USB port. It's a shame I'm limited to USB2 on the R-PI. The passport supports USB3 which is a lot faster. But, I have no complains.
Having just installed OMV, the fact that everything is 'under one roof' is a bonus, but looking at a backup which just 'runs' without any hands on would be another. One option I had thought of was this as it has ethernet built in and doesn't have the restriction of usb, the one thing about wd mycloud is rsync.
TBH I had never heard of the Odroid until I came here, I have read reviews about the Asus and the Orange Pi, I suppose really it's horses for courses, what you want something to do and it's reliability.
At school I have 2 usb's for offsite and an old server for backup, I recently convinced the school to invest in Altaro because the standard windows server backup was failing more times than it worked, more from conflict with Attix 5 which was supplied by the local council as it backs up financial data to cloud storage (ms sql server).
I have Pi2+ in the lounge which runs Openelec with Kodi, connected via Powerline plugs rather than wireless.
I just checked the price in the UK for that 4TB WD Passport...around £140 or $180 .approx
Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?
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