So I am going to be building a NAS in the coming weeks current specs are:
I7 2600k OC to 4.4ghz,
24gb non ecc ram at 1333mhz cl9
Asrock p67 pro 3
2 x 120gb ssd boot drives mirrored
8 x 2tb 7200 rpm 256mb cache seagate drives = these will be ran in a raidz3/equivalent
HBA Lsi 9200-8I
1 pcie x1 to x16 riser for the HBA or GPU
Rx 480 - GPU acceleration/needed due mobo refusing to boot w/o one
So I have narrowed down my options to Freenas or Openmediavault not really into the idea of Unraid.
I have spent the best part of the past 3-6 months researching and
messing around with both of these solutions within a VM I like both.
Though I am definitely stuck between the two.
My use case:
File storage - Music/Films
Plex for streaming said media
running minecraft server with mods/ARMA 3 server with mods
maybe running VM with gpu pass through so another person can play games when at my house
running a VM so I have desktop experience anywhere with an internet connection
I am aware Freenas doesn't allow GPU passthrough yet (Nvidea on linux to
extent) but to my understanding its in dev but has been in dev for 5+
years so... Its not a deal breaker I love the simplicity and helpful
guides and docs freenas has. Oh natively supports ZFS big+
Openmediavault allows gpu pass through with some setup of course, it can also setup and use ZFS but doesnt use it natively.
I would say I am more confident jumping into freenas more than
openmediavault only because I only really looked into openmediavault the
past few weeks and it seems user friendly just doesnt have that much
user guides and support compared to freenas but this could be down to my
lack of perspective.
I would be happy with either one of these solutions I would just really like and appreciate some outside thoughts and opinions.
Thank you in advance!