First of all, I have been lurking the forums and the interwebs to bump of my basic knowledge and know-how to be building my own-first NAS project, mainly directed towards being a Media Streaming (literally just streaming, no transcoding whatsoever) Server.
thank you all for everything!
I think I am ready to start my own project, specs should be ideal to list first:
Media Streaming Server
Dell Optiplex 990 SFF (I was able to acquire one with a broken PSU, replacement is on the way)
Intel i3 2120
8 GB RAM (4x2gb Nanya PC3-10600U)
Removed the discrete amd GPU and only planning of using the built in GPU
OMV will be installed on a 32GB USB nano stick (SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB3.1 Flash Pen Drive)
1x4TB 2.5" HDD (Shucking from Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive) (This will hold my movies)
1x3TB 2.5" HDD (Shucking from same above) (this will hold my personal files)
PCI-e USB 3.0 Adapter (Low Profile USB 3.0 2-Port, NEC/Renesas Chipset)
Ethernet to the modem/router
I am still yet to get the USB nano stick as I'm still waiting for the PSU to arrive. The PCI-e adapter is for a future upgrade, getting it once everything is all set and working properly.
Now, this will literally just be a Media/File Server with no transcoding whatsoever, and will not be a 24x7 "alway-on" server.
It will only be turned on if:
A. I/We need to watch movies
B. I/We need to transfer files
I already have a separate Android/CoreElec Kodi Media Player (Magicsee N5 s905x) connected to the tv, that can easily decode whatever you can throw at it (almost), and will be streaming via the network (planning of going via ethernet, worst case then will be via 5GHz wifi) (assuming, via SMB). Similarly, I should be able to stream to our Android Devices (don't like Apples) as well.
I have a Windows 10 Desktop, and the missus has her own Windows 10 laptop.
I will only keep important, personal files and will probably be needing to transfer a few every once in a while.
I was hoping to get everyone's/anyone's feedback regarding this set up in mind. Please let me know of the things I certainly need to worry about (already have read this briefly: OMV on USB) and things to consider, or if I am doing something wrong.
To be honest, I am highly confident that the plan above will suffice my target Server/Network set up.
Thank you all in advanced!