Really hard to resist building a server with this. Or even a fully decked out ITX rig. Can't beat the size while it being so compatible, while fitting 5 HDD's. I'm even grateful it has no pesky ODD area. Cooling is just fine. It's only not ok for those that insist on overclocking everything and fitting water coolers in everything...
Has anyone who used this as a NAS give me a pros and cons list. TY in advance.
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I'm undecided between having an HTPC that can fit in my media cabinet and one that can hold 7 (!!!) HDDs. I have 4TB of storage in my mini-itx now, but I'm just such a data hoarder.
I think the deciding factor is how expensive HDDs still are. If the tsunami never happened we'd probably be getting 4TB drives for $70-80 right now, and I'd be all over this.
Build a small one to stream, and a second as a server located elsewhere. Best way to go IMO. Decentralizes the storage, and the HTPC can be swapped/upgraded independently. Not to mention giving you the flexibility to go as small as you'd like. Sure there's cost added, but most system builders have spare/older parts one can use. Cost can be a balancing act. You could then spend less on the HTPC case, since you'd have that flexibility. Like that all too common, cheap Apex case. Or maybe it just frees you up to some sleek sexy/ not cheap cases =P.
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