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Dell Precision T5500 as a starter NAS?

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I'm looking at a refurbished  Dell Precision T5500 as a starting point for my NAS.

 

I plan to use for

  • long term storage of files (mostly volume is video / images)
  • For my 3 CCTV cameras to record to.
  • Host a plex server 1 (maybe 2) streams.

 

Connections will  primarily be via a Ubiquiti Networks UAP-AC-PRO AP.

 

Machine spec is going to be :

  • Xeon Six Core X5675 3.06GHz (Avg passmark 8261)
  • 32GB RAM 
  • 2 x 8TB NAS drives
  • 2 x 256GB SSD Cache drives

 

Upgrade needs are just likely to be adding drives in the short term and this box seems to allow me to add quite a number before I need to upgrade and it comes with ample RAM for the NAS and VMs. 

 

Is there anything further I should consider with this setup?

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