My current daily driver desktop is becoming my new Plex server as the laptop I have Plex installed on is slowly failing.
The desktop specs are as follows:
16 Gigs of Ram
HD7950 (Might remove as its really not needed)
500 Gig Samsung 850 Evo
2x 1TB Seagate HDD
I know two of the storage drives are being removed and repurposed. I just need to know which one. My Plex server will be storing media on my NAS. The reason I choose a seperate box for Plex is purly for transcoding. I find with Live TV recording it requires a bit of transcoding. Also at least one of the TV serries I have is not in the correct format for Roku’s. So I see transcoding when thats being played. So any who, should I keep the SSD in the machine or should I just install on a standard mechanical disk? I know Linux installs diffrently than Windows, at least from expirence back in the day. Seperate SWAP partition and all. I dont want to have excessive writes on the SSD to kill it faster. I have read some posts that suggested SSD’s and Linux are still a bit more involved.