I have a dilemma with my current hardware setup and I would like to know your opinion, if possible.
Currently I'm using a HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT that is equipped with i5-4570s, 8GB RAM, a 64GB SSD for OMV and 2TB and 4 TB hard drives (using the cd rom disk caddy). I'm very happy with this setup as the performance and power consumption are fine according to my needs.
But my media collection is growing and I'm running our of space on my media drives (2TB+4TB). The EliteDesk uses 2.5" hard drives and due to the current available storage options on 2.5" (max. 5TB) and the physical space available (limited to 7 mm, I managed to fit the bigger 4TB drive in the caddy).
Should I just add an external 3.5" hard drive to the setup or replace the EliteDesk with another solution that offers more storage options??
I was looking into SSD's, as they comply with the 7mm requirement, but they are expensive and the storage increase would only be marginal.