So in true mission impossible terms the mission of this thread is to help me decide on what and if I should build my own home nas.
Whatever the outcome it HAS to suit MY needs. IDC about anyone else on this subject lol
So what are my needs.
I would like to have all my media in one place and accessible by windows and android devices home or away
I want to be able to store my game library on it and potentially play games stored on it on computers on my network as though the nas were a drive in the system.
I want it to be small like very small matx or itx
I want it to be quiet. It may end up all SSD but for what and if to build, drive type is irrelevant I need sata 6gb ports
What do I have
Well my place has gig ethernet throughout and I run the microtik rb2011uias-rm with a separate poe access point and I have a 4k tv along with 2x desktop pcs, a laptop, android phone and a tablet.
everything that’s not a portable device is wired and I have spare ports in my network closet which is where this machine is going to live.
I have never built a machine like this that will use freenas or something so please bear that in mind.
Im also not brilliant at networking for instance ive got my microtik working p&p on all ports to the wan port just fine except I cant move files within the network and I don’t know what to do to solve it.