Hello, i have been reading your site for a while now to find out about a Media server/ NAS but this is my first post.
I am in the UK i know most of you are in the US but that shouldn't make much of a difference.
I am looking to build a Media Server to allow content to be streamed from 2 PCs, handheld devices and some consoles/TVs.
I dont have internal cat6 wiring, so i can only think of wireless for the job but i dont know if wireless could handle it.
For wireless is it possible to have the server sending out the wireless signal and connecting to that directly rather than through a router?
I could perhaps use the powerline adapters that use the house electrical wiring to get a wired signal.
For the server i wasn't thinking too much power
Just like a haswell Pentium
on a mini itx board with 6+ sata ports
or should i use a raid card?
around 4GB of ram
and maybe 8-10TB of storage
what raid would be best?
along with a wireless network card
I dont know if these specs are good enough
But im unsure of what OS to use
Is Plex good for multiple devices?
Is FreeNas just as good?
or any others?
Also does anyone know of a good way to minimize HDD sound as i would like it to be fairly quiet.
Thank you for your time and help