Since June 2019, I am using a mini PC named KODLIX GN41 as my first NAS, it works very well and I am fully satisfied with it so I wanted to share that on the OMV forum.
I know that this kind of solution is not widely used, and it is hard to find any feedback on such hardware.
Hardware = KODLIX GN41 (170€)
Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core
GPU – Intel UHD Graphics 600
No fan / no noise
58.24 GiB eMMC
2.5″ SATA bay (1 x 2.5inch HDD up to 2TB)
2.5″ SATA bay (1 x 2280 NGFF M.2 SSD up to 512GB)
micro SD card up to 256GB
USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB type C port
Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x VGA
Audio – Via HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack
The SATA 2.5 slot is occupied by a "Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB" (100€)
OMV 4.1.24 (without plugin) installed on the 58 GiB eMMC drive.
Only one drive :
The main limitation here is that it is not a RAID solution, I didn't wanted RAID because I prefer to sync my data on several devices and several places (more robust in my opinion).
There is no propeller into the mini PC which make it very silent, and the same for the drive which is a SSD.
Power consumption :
The power is measured with a "Perel E305EM6".
I was surprised by the power consumption which is very low when nobody is accessing the NAS : 2.1 W (varying between 2.0 W and 2.2 W)
This is measured with default OMV settings, ethernet cable, no wifi, no screen, no mouse, no keyboard, SSD mounted.
SMB and SSH services active
The read speed is > 10 MB/s.
This value is NOT relevant because I am accessing the data trough a 100 Mb router and 100 Mb ethernet cables.
Architecture : amd64
I wanted to avoid ARM hardware because I don't like the fact that there is still no enumeration/discovery service. The day they provide that I will think about ARM. Remark : On the opposite, the Bios of that mini PC is shitty and don't expect any update on that side.
Total price : 270 €
The price is probably high for 1 TB of storage.
This is probably the price for a flexible hardware which can also be used as a Windows/Linux desktop computer or a media server.
What is your opinion on that ?