I'm new in this forum, and I wanted to share with you guys my plan to setup an unraid gaming rig/nas box just like the one Linus showed on his "Use your Gaming PC's Extra Power as a NAS Ultimate Guide" video, and perhaps have some feedback from you guys.
My goal is to:
1. Have my W10 gaming rig working as good as it is today;
2. Use it as a NAS box;
3. Use some spare sata hd's together to get share space;
4. Use the benefits of having a virtualized system for backups, yada uada
5. Have some of the storage performance benefits of unRAID.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240
CPU: Skylake 6100
Cpu Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i
Motherboard: H170M-E-D3 (only 4 sata ports.... : /)
GPU: Asus GTX 970 Turbo
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W
SSD: Toshiba Q SERIES PRO, 256GB
HD: Well.... there's a 1TB 2.5", another 500GB 2,5", I think there's also a 320GB 3,5"...
Ok, I know there's not that much HD space for a solid NAS, also not a lot of SATA ports, but I want to make a proof of concept to see how unRAID behaves.
I'm thinking on making a Share for Steam library (not-very-often-played games), 2 fast space for the w10 gaming vm being one for the W10 installation and one for apps/games installation, and perhaps another share for music/video/photos (or one for each...).
Has anyone did it?
Well, anyway, I got to reinstall W10, so I think I'm going to do it anyway. If anyone got any recommendation, I would thank's a lot!