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NAS suggestion?

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Nov 21, 2010
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Motherboard
gigabyt z270 Gaming K3
CPU
I7 7700k 4.2
Graphics
Nvidia gtx 660
Hi.

I need your thoughts on a project.
I would like one small, lightweight, low power, always on - machine. It needs to serve as, NAS, plex server and support light gaming. I think I will be running only OSX on it, but might go for a dual boot.

I'm thinking of a used mac mini ( or a Minix z83-4)
) , connected via usb3 to a multiple hdd case like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORICO-9558RU3-5-bay-3-5-USB3-0-Raid-HDD-Enclosure-Tool-Free-Docking-Station/263509161070?epid=899095926&hash=item3d5a5eb46e:g:q6kAAOSwYytajJBN


or what about using the:


and then run the disks as a RAID system, and let the OS controll the RAID stuff.

Anything I should be aware of?
Is it a good idea?

Thanks:)
 
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Joined
Jan 29, 2016
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137
Motherboard
ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+
CPU
I7-7700K
Graphics
RX 580
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi.

I need your thoughts on a project.
I would like one small, lightweight, low power, always on - machine. It needs to serve as, NAS, plex server and support light gaming. I think I will be running only OSX on it, but might go for a dual boot.

I'm thinking of a used mac mini ( or a Minix z83-4)
) , connected via usb3 to a multiple hdd case like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORICO-9558RU3-5-bay-3-5-USB3-0-Raid-HDD-Enclosure-Tool-Free-Docking-Station/263509161070?epid=899095926&hash=item3d5a5eb46e:g:q6kAAOSwYytajJBN


or what about using the:


and then run the disks as a RAID system, and let the OS controll the RAID stuff.

Anything I should be aware of?
Is it a good idea?

Thanks:)
Synology or Qnap - best nas :)
 
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