I am a student at the University of Cincinnati and am looking to install DSM on one of my home rigs
2C2T Sandy bridge Celeron (2nd gen intel)
Gigabyte MOBO (embedded CPU)
Various 1, 2 & 3tb HDDs
Vtech 4 port HBA card
In the future? (when I upgrade my current gaming rig)
4c8T Xeon E3-1265V3 (I7-4790 equivalent )
on ASUS or Asrock or Gigabyte MOBO
16 to 32gb ram
Various 1, 2 & 3tb+ HDDs
Possibly cache SSD
Possibly 10GBe if prices are right
I would be looking to experiment with hosting a website, and
also would like to store video content on this server.
I don't know though, what image and loader version to go with.
I played around with DSM 6.1 BUT any time I went through the Synology Assistant,
It would brick my build. The nas would not get recognized when i boot it back up after using the assistant.
I am looking for the best Loader and PAT file for my goals.
I want a stable system, w/h expansion
that I can expand to a bigger CPU and more ram.
I want to play with features, but also need to
know that my data is as safe as it can be.
*I have a DROBO Right now, but it's been giving me headaches
so i want a new primary Nas Server*