I just built my NAS hardware, these are the specs
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
- Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
- Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive X 6
- Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
- Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
- Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Disclaimer: I have no linux knowledge, this is my first linux build and its meant to be a learning experience..
I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 64BIT on the 1TB HDD. I wasn't sure during installation what is the best partitioning scheme so I did the following (based on a tutorial I followed)
- 150GB for the OS
- 15GB for Boot
- 35.2GB for SWAP
- 800GB for /home
If this is OK then now how do I partition my 6 x 3TB HDDs to set up my SAMBA(maybe other protocol?) shares? I've read conflicting discussions online on the use of RAID(5) vs ZFS etc etc so I am really confused on what to do now.
Which sharing protocol (samba? NFS?), RAID/file format, and partition scheme should i use for a home NAS which will store/stream media via plex and store documents/pictures as well?