By Mario P.
I have old WHS v.1 20-bay movie server.
Few years ago I bought QNAP TS-415+ with 4Tb drives setup in RAID5.
I really like PLEX on QNAP and started moving/transcoding my movies from WHS to QNAP.
Well, my 4-bay QNAP is full.
I need to get a larger one.
I'm looking at 8-bay ones and just don't think it'll be large enough once I start getting more BD movies, and especially once 4K movies start moving into my home (probably 1-2 years away).
8-Bay units setup in RAID6 with the largest 12TB drives will be limited to 72TB. I have immediate use for about 30TB -- that's 42% of maximum 8 bay capacity.
I don't really need much processing power, but am afraid to run out of space again.
Also, I don't want to get a power hungry monster (like my 20-bay WHS was) because I want to keep running it 24/7 and electricity was in the order of $28-40 per month.
I like QNAP. I would like to get another one but looking at prices of $3,500-$6,000 for 16-bay unit just seems high -- really high.
Is QNAP overpriced, or are the components just that good/pricey for what I get.
Again, I don't need much processing power (no need for VMs, CPU heavy tasks beyond PLEX transcoding), just large space (80+TB).
What have you or would you do?
P.S. I would prefer Intel CPU if at all possible.
The Lenovo Miix 2 8 32GB is on sale for $249 at Best Buy.
Last night they released the Haswell motherboards and CPUs to retail. I have been waiting for this to upgrade my main computer and my HTPC and I just picked up two boards and two CPU's. Are you going to upgrade or wait this one out?
This has been a long running offer from an Untangle employee and they still have some left. I've ordered 3 times without a hitch for some builds for family/friends. I just ordered 2 more for my VMware vSphere box I'm playing with and also to have a spare for my Untangle box.
Only downside is that they are older cards and PCI only but they have all been rock solid for me. Just thought I'd post it here for those who may be interested in a Pfsense or Untangle build who want a low cost dual Intel NIC.
Link to Untangle forum deal.
I'm planning on retiring my current server setup and build a new WHS2011 box. Right now Im running an AMD1090T with 8 Gigs of ram and a 3Ware 9650SE-8LPML Raid Card (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816116043). Since this box has been a bit of a power hog and makes one heck of a racket I was planning on building a new, signicicantly lower power system.
At the moment Im planning on basing my new system on a SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-H-O (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813182233) migrating the Raid card and potentially the case along from my current build. The one thing that concerns me is that in addition to just stock WHS2011 I also run Plex for transcoding and streaming to my Droid X, Roku(s) and Google TV. I really dont have any HD content to speak of (mostly all DVD Rips) but wasnt sure if the Atom D510 Processor (http://ark.intel.com...-Cache-1_66-GHz) that is part of the Supermicro board would be up to transcoding (I dont wanna pigeon hole myself into needing to build yet another system when I start getting HD Content).
I've seen a lot of people going back and forth between Atom and i3. Claiming one is better then the other but neither clearly being superior. Buying a new board, ram and intel CPU can add up quickly and I also wanna keep my running cost down as low as possible. Plus the Fanless design of the supermicro board is really attractive considering this is kept in my bedroom closet at the moment.
Any advice anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated
Update: I realized after that fact that I wasnt in the WHS Build Forum, could a helpful Admin please help me move it to where it really belongs. Thank you