Hi All, I want to build a small NAS server for personal use. My main requirements are:
- To support at least 4 HDD/SSD and be easily expandable to more disks.
- To consume very little power during standby
- To be fanless or with a very low noise-level
- To have at least one Gigabit Ethernet port
- To have at least one HDMI output and to be able to decode HEVC UHD@60fps video, HDR is not a must but would be nice if the GPU supports decoding of 4K UHD/HDR@60fps (optional)
- To be able to act as an wireless access point with external antennas and support 2.4GHz and 5GHz and MU-MIMO, 802.11ac (optional)
So I was thinking eventually to purchase Raspberry Pi 4 and re-purpose it for a NAS and eventually to connect to it an USB-3/USB-3.1 Hard Drive Enclosure with 4-5 bays for HDD/SDD. The problem is that those enclosures are usually quite pricey and have a couple of fans for the disks inside. I was also thinking about NVME PCIe SSD, since their heat dissipation and energy consumption will be minimal, but the downside is that they are also pricey. I was thinking to use ZFS for the data disks, but for me it is very important to be able to increase the size of the NAS pool and as far as I know this is not supported in ZFS. So if you have any recommendations about the data protection, sw/hw RAID, ZFS, other alternatives, recommended RAID levels, etc.
I would be happy if you can share some links to such builds or the separate HW components.
My budget is around 300-400 Euro (350-450$) for everything included, is this viable?