So I've been experimenting recently with OMV with some spare hardware I had unused (old Macbook and a single USB drive) as I have been wanting to get a NAS setup for a while (was originally looking at off the shelf Synology options).
I love the community here and the customization available with OMV.
So I think I am ready to take the plunge and get a proper set up.
What I'll be using it for:
- A media server (Plex with automation via SABnzbd, Sonarr, Radarr etc).
- A file server that I would like to access outside of my network (in my workplace for instance).
After reading the forums and a few other build threads it seems I have 3 decent choices for what I am thinking of
- A Helios with 2 drives + OS
- A HC2 (possibly 2 stacked) + OS
- A second hand microserver - HHD + SSD OS
- Best value for money (lower end of the budget scale and needs to be cheaper than an off the shelf Synology option).
- Low-ish power consumption (likely to have it running 24/7)
- Quiet as it is likely to be in a room rather than basement or attic/loft space
- Be able to access outside of my home network
I'm not massively experienced in Linux but have enjoyed the learning curve so far. I am thinking that having a dedicated media server drive and a dedicated data drive might be the best set up?
My thoughts so far is either:
- Helios with 2 drives (data drive and media server)
- HC2 (2 stacked - 1 data, 1 media server) - Is this possible? Is it easy enough to network them together?
- Microserver (this may be too noisey, large and use too much power but it is likely to be the system that I'd be most comfortable setting up as I've not worked with ARM setups really other than some RetroPie related fiddling on an old Raspberry Pi).
Any thoughts, advice or otherwise would be greatly appreciated!