I recently got some harddrives from a local PC store that fell into insolvency. Now I’ve got five 12TB HDDs (4x12 TB WD Red and 1x12TB WD white from an external WD MyBook drive) available.
Since I always wanted to get rid of all HDDs from my PC I’ve decided to get a NAS but I don’t like the limited power that QNAPs and Synology have with some older Intel atom dual cores (I only consider regular affordable models not some enterprise NAS they also offer).
So I thought about using an AMD APU or amybe a cheaper Athlon if these also have 4 cores with a B450 ITX board since I don’t want any Intel CPUs with all their security bugs in a small server.
My idea was to use the four WD Reds as main data HDDs and the WD white as spare drive for a Raid 5 configuration. But I really have no idea on what to use as OS, since there seem to be quite some options like OMV, FreeNAS/XigmaNAS and the likes. Do you have any recommendations for my setup with the most available disc space? Is ECC RAM necessary if I’d just use the device as central file server with some streaming capacity in a local network?