Hey guys…my current setup includes 2 Ubuntu servers. One is a small Gigabyte mini with about 360GB or so and it runs HA (18.04) and the other is a Gigabyte desktop tower with a 500GB internal drive and two external USB Costco Seagate Specials…one is 8TB and the other is 4TB.
I hate the external drives…they’re just so damn slow, not to mention they make me nervous…no RAID, and, in my opinion, they’re really not connected to the system (I don’t consider USB to be a viable storage pathway compared to newer technologies.)
I’d like to build myself a NAS and I’m looking at the differences between QNAP, Synology, and just running a FreeNAS box.
Network is 1000BaseT (10G is just impractical right now.)
One of my Ubuntu boxes is a LAMP server (public) and I host a few websites on it.
I have a few DL380 G7 servers sitting around, but 1.2TB 10K SAS drives are outrageously expensive, so I think that’s out of the running for any future use.
Let’s say you were starting from scratch with no storage solution other than your internal drive on your PC or Mac.
What direction would you go to beef up your storage so you could have somewhere around 20 - 30 TB of storage with the option of being redundant (Probably raid 1+0).
Synology? QNAP? Build-your-own FreeNAS?
Thanks for your thoughts.