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    What are people using for home image / video file servers ?

    Min specs I would like are 2g ram , 260g hd , will be running ubuntu
    Ideally fanless and as small as possible

    I did use a raspberry pi for a while but had a few
    problems with it.

    I was thinking about trying to pickup a
    cheap micro desktop pc and using that.

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    Periodically HP do some cracking cash back offers on their MicroServers, there's quite a strong modding community for them too.

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    Scratch that, seems that the latest Gen Microservers actually cost proper money, they used to be less than 200 notes!

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    I've got.an HP microserver for this exact task.

    128gb Ssd drive for os, can set up a raid array if I want, currently got a 4tb drive plus 2tb drive for media and a further 2tb data drive. Plex is installed and works a treat.

    I have a spare slot which was going to be used for CCTV recording but have a dedicated drive within a NVR for that.
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    I briefly thought about building my own but ended up just getting a 2 bay Synology NAS. It does all the file/video/printer sharing stuff, is easy to get to from anywhere on the internet without having to faff about with dynDNS... and for 130 + disks I didn't see the point in building one

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoo View Post
    I briefly thought about building my own but ended up just getting a 2 bay Synology NAS. It does all the file/video/printer sharing stuff, is easy to get to from anywhere on the internet without having to faff about with dynDNS... and for 130 + disks I didn't see the point in building one

    This - I went for a 2 disk synology as well. this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Worked absolutely fine for the year or two before we came out travelling, and I suspect it'll boot up fine when we get back home.

    runs Linux and you can either use a Remote Desktop interface, or log in via ssh etc.

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    Thanks guys, I am on a tight budget here so I will try and workout the problems with the Raspberry PI
    but also be on the lookout for an old small PC.

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    Was thinking of using an old desktop for this recently.

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