Bought 3 hard drives Toshiba N300 4TB at a good price. Bought them as I had to spend my discount on Amazon and all.
Now, I have those drives waiting for a new home, a new enclosure.
I want a NAS to store my data ,and eventually have my media accesible.
I would like to have a solid redundancy and if the need arise, easily swap a hard drive or migrate the whole array .
I searched for the best NAS solution, hardware and software wise.
Hardware side, Synology or a refurbished HP Proliant Microserver gen 8, for its small footprint.
Software wise, between best RAID setup, or file system, BRTFS or ZFS , well this is where things are getting a bit confusing.
What is the best option:
1 Buy a Synology and be done with that
2 Buy a used server and install TrueCore (ECC RAM is what works best)
3 Buy a server and install Xpenlogy - this option sounds good, but I really avoid to fiddle with everything and rely on a single person developing/hacking the DSM bootloader
4 Buy normal hardware and install OMV
5 Neither the above, virtualize it inside Proxmox - I really like my NAS and firewall to be physical units, for various reasons.
So, what route should I move forward?