The operating system is Ubuntu Server 16.10, and the main purpose of the build was file server and HTPC usage. The SSD is for the system, and the 3 HDDs are in software RAID5 configuration (with mdadm).
There are lot of things that are running on this little PC:
- SAMBA for the other computers/media players in the house
- Transmission for torrent
- Strongswan VPN for remote access
- Kodi for media playing
- Seafile as a private cloud
- MySQL for the other Kodi clients in the house
- Apache for self hosted web apps
- Virtualised Windows Server 2016 for asp.net testing, with IIS and MsSQL
I am very satisfied with the components. The case makes the three 7200RPM HDDs very quiet with the included rubber grommets, and all the parts runs on low temperatures. The CPU is around 40°C, the SSD is around 25°C, and the HDDs are around 33°C. The case fan controller is switched to "MID", and the fans still almost inaudible.
I have calculated the prices from hungarian Forint (incl. VAT) - on the rate 1USD = 277.8HUF
Nothing special, but great value/price.
Not as fast, as a Samsung 850 EVO, but the speed is enough for this build, and it's very cheap.
Cheapest 3TB HDD. If it lasts long, I will be very pleased.
Fast and cheap. If it lasts long, I will be very pleased.
Good quality. It has great fans, with fan controller. The rubber grommets absorbs the vibration from the HDDs, so it's very quiet. It can house up to 6 3.5" HDDs, what is very rare in the Mini ITX segment. I have only one problem: on the LOW setting of the fan controller the small fans won't start on boot, you have to manually switch to MID, and back to LOW, if you want to use that setting.
Great quality and very low noise level for the price.
The mouse kills the batteries.
Very low TDP, 4 SATA connectors, decent performance, and low temperatures with passive cooling. Lot of connectors on the back panel - optical SPDIF, HDMI, etc.