Hello to all, i'm new but are months that i read the forum.
I need some advices for my next NAS.
Now i have a Synology DS918 but start to be small for my needs. Now I have 4x12Tb (Raid 5) Hdd almost full with 2 VM, a VPN and a server plex.
My plans are to use this HW for the new NAS:
2 x Sata Pci expasion (4xSata per PCI Card)
Case - Node 840
The P2000 will be added in the near future. For now it is inside the PC of my brother.
I have choose the i5 8600 for its 6 cores and for its integrated video card (hd630) that will be used until i will can change it with the p2000 (3 to 6 months)
With my new nas i will change my Raid 5 to a Raid 6. The problem is that windows does not support Raid 6, for this i want use OMV. A hardware raid solution its not possible due to the few PCI slots.
Now my questions...
It's possible to use the potential of the video card with OMV or i need Windows for this (With Plex)?
If i use the docker for install Plex there is a solution for the GPU card?
If i need Windows (for Plex transcoding via P2000) what can i do? I need install Windows inside a VM and then make the PCI passthrough?
Stupid question ... I can install OMV on two USB sticks (in Raid 1) create RAID 6 with my HDDs, transfer all the files and then install Windows and Plex on an SSD and make Plex take the data from the Raid6 ? If its possible, i tink its a waste of resource, right?
for now its all... I think
Thanks you very much for your patience and sorry for my bad english.