RETIRED BUILD 4/4/2016
Haven't built a computer in a few years and the building bug bit. Decided to split my current setup in two: 1) a file/media server and 2) a gaming/editing rig. I will be reusing all components from my current setup in one build or the other and buying additional parts as needed.
This is the file/media server build and it upcycles some previously owned parts.
While cleaning, I realized just how many random hard drives with files and media I had just laying around. Condensed all the smaller drives to two 1TB drives so the information is a bit more collected. I finally decided enough was enough and that it was time to make myself a nice little NAS setup so I can actually access all my files and even stream media to my various devices. Right now, the disks will be just a bunch of disks in a case. I have debated some kind of RAID array but until I read and learn more about it, not happening.
Waiting on some SATA cables to arrive (ordered a bunch in the same style so they will all match) so I can hook up the remaining drives then I need to seriously look at cable management. It's not bad right now, one of my neater jobs, but still not as nice as I would like. I know I want to sleeve all the cables so perhaps I can make some custom cables that have the connectors where and spaced as I need to reduce the clutter.
Testing out a few different OS options: ClearOS, Debian and OpenMediaVault are the top three. Recommendations (other than Windows) welcome.
Will upload better pictures once I put on some finishing touches. Ya its overkill for a server but I'm putting all this time and money into setting it up, you best bet I'm going to show it off instead of hiding it in a corner!
- 3x Fractal Design Silent Series 120mm fans
- 3x 3TB WD Red HDD
- Custom cabling and sleeving
- Side window with nautilus etching and LEDs
- Carbon fiber covering for PSU and front door