I have a current setup based on a D-Link NAS with double WD Red disks in a RAID1. It's noisy, bulky, slow and overdue for a replacement.
My current plan is to buy a Radxa RockPi 4A (I already have one, really nice little beast, not mentioning the M.2 nvme slot), equip it with a big SSD and installing Armbian and OMV on it. Just wanted some opinions on this setup.
1. I realize going from a RAID1 to one single disk will make the setup less reliable, but how much? I don't want to spend my nights sleepless worrying for my data. On the other hand, most of the data I have is stuff that could be re-downloaded from internet. I also have an offsite backup (an old Excito B3) which pulls the really important stuff (like all family photos) once a week.
2. I'm planning to use the M.2 slot on the RockPi and the disk I'm currently looking at is a Crucial P1 2TB, which is kinda affordable. Does that seem like a sensible choice? Or should the price tag ring any bells?
3. I have never used OMV before, but have much experience with Linux, Debian and Armbian. Have I understood things correctly that the big advantage with installing OMV on Armbian would be the nice web GUI? I'm trying to read up on what's included with OMV and most of it seems to be things that are already there in any Linux and in Armbian in particular.