I’m trying to scale down the bizarre collection of hardware I have which has all been running various home server services and is just a bit of a mess. Consolidating will also help keep the electricity bill down, which right now is a big factor.
Anyway, I have an Asrock Rack E3C224D2I with a 4C/4T Xeon and 16GB ECC RAM inside a In-Win MS04 NAS case. Is this enough grunt to run TrueNAS with 4x8TB HDDs and a couple SSDs if the main job is going to be for storage (media, backups etc.) rather than running many applications?
I’ve got an Asus PN50 with 32GB RAM in which will run the majority of applications that require more grunt than a Pi4 can deliver (couple game servers, for example) and a Synology Ds416Play with 4x6TB and 8GB RAM that can also run a few bits.
I have a mATX Supermicro board with a 4C/8T Xeon (Haswell, same as the ITX set up) and 32GB RAM as well but there just isn’t a nice and compact case that I can find to squeeze this into like the MS04. I also think it might be overkill.
I guess to summarise, is the ITX setup enough?