Hello to the community.
After a few months I finally managed to acquire all of the components for my build-to-be.
I am on a tight budget here and this is going to be a small home file server NAS consisting of new and old (re-used) parts. Here is the breakdown:
- ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
- Corsair 8GB DDR3 RAM
- 60GB SSD, boot drive
- 3 x 4TB WD Reds, data drives
- GeForce GT 710
- Corsair 550W PSU
When testing my system I unfortunately found out that one of the DIMM slots on the motherboard has gone bad; hence resulting in only having 4GB of RAM usable.
The data disks (WD Reds) are to be setup in RAID1.
Let the questions begin:
Will there be a problem having only 4 GB of RAM in my system? I plan on having maximum 3 computers connected and streaming simultaneously. Maybe using Emby (?).
For storage options I have IDE, AHCI and RAID in my BIOS. Which one?
The resulting total of my storage capacity will be 6TB, correct?
In the not so near future; I plan on upgrading my motherboard and maybe my processor as well. How easy will it be for my data drives to be recognised in a new Rockstor installation with different motherboard (storage controller)? Does it make sense to build the whole thing now (old hardware) or will I run into trouble afterwards? I really can’t afford losing my data.