Hi everyone, I'm a young architect with a big passion for hacking, and this is my firs time with NAS making and OMV.
The machine that I'm trying to define will be used as:
A. storage for personal data
B. Pelex 1080p transcoder
C. storage for first projects in collaboration with some friends (2 Workstations LAN 3 Laptops WLAN)
D. Backup space of the workspace
I think to take care of this function
with 4 HDD. n3 3TB WD red in software RAID5 for A.B.C.
and one HDD 4.TB for incremental backup
The Philosophy is in order of priority approximately as below:
-Very low TDP counts
-Silent is better than noisy
-5 parallel accesses count
-Plex transcoding counts
-Efficient is better than inefficient
-Cheap is better than expensive
-two 1080p transcoding capacity is better than one
-Simple is better than complex
-Extendibility doesn't count
I also decided to base it on an AMD processor, cheaper. Obviously the problem is now to figure out how powerful the machine should be and than the best hardware responding the list above.
The recommended configuration for PLex is at last a 2.4GHz Intel core duo.
I have considered the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 as the one mentioned in the recommended configuration.
The Celeron G162T a current dual core solution by Intel for desktop.
Than j1900 I read that is capable for 1x1080p transcoding an the Pentium J2900 is capable for 2x1080p transcoding.
Considering the results in the PassMark Performance test I deducted that the two AMD APU are also capable of 1080p transcoding.
PassMark Performance test:
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 No of Cores: 2 @ 2.40GHz result: 1556
Intel Celeron G1620T No of Cores: 2 @ 2.40GHz result: 2287
Intel Celeron J1900 No of Cores: 4 @ 1.99GHz result: 1885
Intel Pentium J2900 No of Cores: 4 @ 2.41GHz result: 2046
AMD Athlon 5150 APU No of Cores: 4 @ 1.60GHz result: 2057 TDP:25W
AMD A4-5000 APU No of Cores: 4 @ 1.5GHz result: 1904 TDP:15W
Considering also that the AMDs come with a Realtek Gb Lan and the Intels with an intel solution, How do you consider the cheaper AMD solutions?
Is it reasonable, or not? Will they carry-out the above mentioned functions?
Is there anybody, who has experienced them?
Thank you very much in advance.
See you for the next step