I wanted a Nas, so I decided to build my own
. I've ordered some hardware (still waiting to arrive):
CPU: Intel Celeron g1610
motherboard: Asrock H77M (Support RAID 0 , 1 , 5 and 10)
Ram: 4GB 1600mhz
HDD: 2 x 2TB western digital green
So now I've ordered everything, I've started thinking what software I should use. I want to have a safe setup, so if a disk fails, my data isn't lost. So I was thinking to use raid 1.
That brings the following question with it: software raid 1 or hardware raid 1?
I also want my server to be able to transcode all my movies stored on the server, so I can watch them in my browser and on my tablet/phone. I think the best software I can use for this is plex server. Or am I wrong?
I also want to create multiple shares, for person a , b and c. Every person gots it own personal storage space on the nas. And I want it to sync between the devices of each person. So if person A put something on the server from his/her computer, it will be automatically synct with person A smartphone and laptop etc. Does anybody know a good program to do this dropbox-style share-thing on the nas
And last, but in fact the most important question
What OS should I run on the server. I want to have a safe RAID setup. Easy to maintain and able to install plex on it. I've read something on the internet about unraid, which is able to install plex on it. I'm not sure if there is also a sync app to do my dropbox-style-share-nas-thing
. Anyone got suggestions which OS I should use, or shouldn't
Thanks in advance
edit: gonna use it in combination with a HTPC which will be running openelec-windows (and maybe Ubuntu too