Originally Posted by PobjoySpecial
Originally Posted by tkarns24
Hey guys here is what i have come up with so far
Please do advise and tell me if i can do better
If are just streaming video and want to be frugal:
$200 - 1x N40L (~$200)
$840 - 6x 4TB ST4000DM000
$_15 - 2 Port SATA Card
$_15 - Nexus DoubleTwin HDD Adapter
$_70 - UnRAID Plus
$__5 - USB Drive
$_10 - SATA & Molex Cables
$1155 TotalLink for the curious.
I stopped reading at Unraid Plus. No thanks.
It's a mandatory requirement for my media to remain readable in any machine, event or circumstance. I must be different, but I REQUIRE this.
I can't tell you how awesome it is to grab a drive out of my Norco Server and be able to slap it into my desktop (hot swap, internal installation, or HDD dock) and read the contents.
I can't tell you how awesome it is for me to rip a drive full of blurays on my desktop and then just simply add it to my flex raid server.
I'd go with Nzfs type product if I was to move away from Flexraid. Not to hate on Unraid but I consider it a "poor mans" solution. If it was the same cost as Flexraid, or Flexraid was free it would not even be popular. Only it's free status have kept it viable and popular.
It is inevitable that at some point I will rebuild my server, update or replace it. When I do I really want the content to be easily accessible. Rebuilding my server after using flexraid was so easy. I upgraded my CPU, RAM, Mobo... added a IBM Sata card... reused some HDD's and added some new ones. It was as easy as pie. I didn't lose any data or copy anything.