I've been running an old Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials box. I'm not a server expert at all, this was just a hobby project. The server is getting old, though, and I'd like to setup a NAS to replace it as I do not really need all the options of a server.
I was thinking of buying a ready-made Synology at first, but that is expensive for what I get in hardware, also I'd like to keep with the DIY theme.
I would like to upgrade my current 17TB to a lot more. Either 48TB or 60TB, depending on the RAID version I choose. I do have al large collection of media files . Because of that I would like to run Plex Media Server on this machine. Currently it's running on my daily driver, not ideal. I would like to run backups of three windows PC's/laptops and a Macbook Pro.
So this is the build I am proposing:
- MSI X470 Gaming Pro, socket AM4 motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, (I chose this 'G' version, because I think I'll need the integrated graphics for the Plex media server. Also I don't need a seperate graphics card now)
- Noctua NH-U12S cpu-koeler (the Ryzen has a boxed cooler, but I hope the Noctua will be more quiet)
- Corsair 32 GB DDR4-2666 (is 32 GB enough?)
- Sharkoon WPM Gold ZERO 550W
- WD Blue SN500 NVMe, 250 GB SSD (for OMV)
- 6 x Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB
- an older but quiet miditower I have lying around with enough place for the HDD's
I'm new to OMV and I hope to get your input on a few questions
- has anyone tried the Ryzen 2400G for OMV and plex? Any issues to be expected?
- Would this build work for Plex trancoding of 3 1080p streams or 1 4K stream?
- is 32 GB RAM enough for this build?
- is putting the OS on the NVMe drive a good option?
- does OMV support adding a 10Gb NIC later on?
- is the extra security of RAID 6 over RAID 5 worth it in your opinion?
Thankfull for any reponse.