Well, I decided not to use my old PC for a NAS in the end.
It’s overpowered and oversized, drawing 100-150W in an ATX mid-tower.
And it gives me an excuse to build from scratch:
- Case : Fractal Design Node 304 (black)
- Mobo : Asus P11C-I
- CPU : Pentium G5400
- Memory : 2 x 16GB ECC
- OS drive : Samsung 860 EVO 250GB
- Data drives : 4 x 4TB Seagate NAS drives I had lying around from upgrading the ReadyNAS
Might have gone OTT on the memory… oh well, future proof…
I saved money by not getting a case with hot swap bays or an internal optical bay. I figured I shouldn’t be changing disks often, and I’ve got an old laptop DVD RW drive in a USB enclosure.
If I want to go to 6 data drives, I can bounce the OS to an M.2 drive (which I didn’t go for for now - (4x the price!) or get a PCIe SATA card for more ports.
The stuff should arrive next week. Looking forward to it.
Also getting a new UPS. Given that the power goes off every now and then here, and I suspected the current one was just a glorified surge protector, I though it was a good idea.
I replaced the battery 2 months ago, it had cracked open and was dry as a bone. No sign of leakage though…
So I thought I’d test it with just the router, switch, modem and monitor plugged in.
Switched off at the wall, and everything went out like a light
I hadn’t really pushed the boat out on it, so after 9 years that’s not too bad.