I would like to build a NAS for home use (mainly backups, I am not planning to use it as a media server). The requirements are:
- Silent (ideally even fanless),
- Small form factor,
- Minimum power consumption,
- About 1TB of storage (min 4 disks, ideally 6),
- Data redundancy (Raid 1 or better 10 for example)
- Headless server (possibly even when installing and rebooting the OS)
- Sub 500 euro hardware project
- I still have not decided on the OS; Windows server is on the expensive side, but FreeNAS does not make me dream,
- Ideally will back up on cloud service too,
- Not domain joined (this is for home use).
Has anyone done such a project and can advise on hardware parts?
The requirement that is giving me the most problems is the headless requirement. Some Intel boards do support vPro remote management, but it looks like you need a specific console and there are other constraints to be aware of (processor, etc.). Are there iDrac equivalent cards on the market (we have the at the office and they work great from almost any browser)? I have not found much.