I am presently looking to test unRaid from Lime Technology. Soon as I get my recommended 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Fit I will be installing it and attempting to run a few tests. The thing that has got my attention is the Docker, KVM and plugins. Being able to use it with Plex Media Server is a big win too.
Will be sure to post back when I have started to play around. If things go well the plan will be to buy a large parity drive, so that this drive will be the largest drive I can subsequently purchase going forward as I expand the system by upto 4 drives and replace 2 of the original 3TB drives it will start life with.
Finally got around to mounting the Intel NUC under my desk. Put it in a position where I can still access it as needed, but this gets it off the desk out of the way.
I used an extra bit of timber, as the screws I had were a little longer than required, so this buffers out that space so they don’t come through the top side of the desk. I also screwed it up using the 75×75 vesa mount position, as using the 100×100 vesa position made the machine a bit free to move.
Turned out quite awesome. Now i just need to tidy the cables out the back and get them lifted up with something so they don’t hang with that weight out of rear.
Currently working out a design to build a nice under mount shelve for some hardware at the back of the desk, since these old Ikea Galant desks have significant depth to them.