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Nas Home server for games

strigoi1489

1 month ago

Im wanting to build a Nas home server for my pc video games for archive. Idk what route I should take. Build a nas server from an old pc. Or buy a nas drive and a cheap nas box.

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  • 1 month ago
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I suspect that if you want a full "NAS box", then building a NAS server makes a lot more sense. XigmaNAS looks like an ideal platform for this (assuming you have at least 8G on the old server) and uses a ZFS filesystem.

If you just want to stick a single disk or so on your home network the "NAS box" would work (although it might not be cheap). You don't need a "NAS Drive" unless you are building a RAID system: the whole point of those is to not timeout in a RAID system. One interesting combination would be an external USB drive (such as the WD 8-10TB easystores) and a Raspberry Pi 4 (USB3 should be good enough not to slow down the drive at all). It won't have much RAM, but it will also be relatively inexpensive and not use much power.

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