Ok so I have had a Dell Professional Workstation in use for a few years now.
Xeon w3550 - passmark score of 5747
24gb pc5300 ram
6 x 2tb black drives
this houses a few things
1. Windows Server 2012 R2 essentials
- personal pictures
- personal videos
- personal data files
- tv shows
- tv movies
2. Stablebit drive pool
3. Plex - remote streaming of
- dvr shows
- live tv via hdhomerun/plex plugin
4. Homeseer home automation software
I am replacing this machine with a better one once server 2016 essentials comes out. Cant wait!
new machine specs
Xeon E5-1620 - passmark score of 9096
16gb - 4x 4GB PC3-12800E DDR3-1600 UNBUFFERED ECC 2RX8 CL11 240 PIN 1.5V
now the machine has 3 internal drive bays and I have a 5 1/4 to 3 1/2 adapter so can fit 4 drives for now.
need help figuring out the drive that would work for me...
so SSD for OS then...
Red/Black/Archive ???? so many drive types.. what makes sense on a storage/streaming machine?
I figure i would put 3 in at first and use stablebit drivepool.
for backups I would just use 1 external drive not in the pool and backup to it. i like this as I can then just unplug and go on vacation and have all my stuff with me (wife feels better with this and I call it our offsite storage... hah...)
fyi here is my plex setup at the moment...