Hi Dear Community,
I looking around to replace my old QNPA NAS ARM (512MB RAM, 1.2 GHz) and Lenovo notebook (16GB RAM, i5-5200U, with proxomx on top of it), with something quicker.
My current setup is:
QNAP as a main storage device for entire home (4x1 TB RAID 5).
Lenovo notebook act as proxmox unit where I have Home Assistant VM, Ubuntu server VM and Ubuntu Desktop VM, with few non demanding containers for running some small python scripts.
I would like to replace two of these with something:
which would be capable of running all of these thing above (VMs, docker containers and Storage)
will be able to connect 4+ HDDs and make an RAID 5 where I can build this RAID using different disks size (unRaid probably?)
will be able to connect SSD for OS
CPU: 4 cores+?
HDD: Starts with min 4, max 6 drives, replace these with higher capacity in future, not in plan to add more drives
Transcoding not necessary, since I am playing movies mostly on Android TV which is handling 4k videos quite good. But you can convince me why I should invest in transcoding GPU
it will be quiet since it will be sitting in flat in one of the closet,
and it would be perfect to consume below 50 Watts at IDLE since the new thing will works 24/7, but maybe <50W is not possible and I have to accept higher consumption?
Would you be able to recommend something to build or buy? Appreciate all answers and tips
Preferences are to build this Home server and budget is below 1000 USD.
Used parts are totally OK for me.
I have 5x1 TB and 1x2 TB usded HDDs