My Budget Media Server...

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An Acer Revo R3610 with 3TB of external storage. It has 4GB of ram with a 500GB internal HDD, which has my Music on it. The externals house the videos. Everything is shared with NFS and I have MySQL database too. It works really well and can serve up 1080p video to 6 Kodi boxes at once.

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
Amp: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
(This post was last modified: 2017-01-31 21:26 by speedwell68.)
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Simple and cool Nod
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What is more it has plenty of USB ports to add more storage, although too many external drives would drive me barmy.

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(2016-06-28 08:37)MadsDK Wrote:  Simple and cool Nod

Thanks.

(2016-06-28 08:49)nickr Wrote:  What is more it has plenty of USB ports to add more storage, although too many external drives would drive me barmy.

6 and a eSata port. I am currently running 4 HDDs (2 x 1TB & 2 x 500GB). Soon I am going to upgrade it to Ubuntu 16.04 Server (bye bye GUI), change the boot drive to a 32GB SSD and upgrade the externals (I have a 2TB ready to go in).

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
Amp: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
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HP Microserver you can buy for 150$ based on Low voltage AMD 15W
there you have 4 hotswap case for HDD and 2 more SATA (one for DVD one for 2,5 DISK) so is possible pack in that case 5 normal HDD and 1x 2,5
and you have also 2 PCIE slot which you can use example for DVB tuner and make TV streaming server also Wink
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(2016-08-06 09:08)tubiel Wrote:  SSD prefered with 3TB. Real speed.

Strange first post, but that's really wasted for media playback. Even very demanding 4K videos won't max out a 5400 RPM mechanical drive. It's like buying a sports car to only drive it at residential speeds (25 MPH in the US, but you get the point).
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(2016-08-06 10:28)Ned Scott Wrote:  
(2016-08-06 09:08)tubiel Wrote:  SSD prefered with 3TB. Real speed.

Strange first post, but that's really wasted for media playback. Even very demanding 4K videos won't max out a 5400 RPM mechanical drive. It's like buying a sports car to only drive it at residential speeds (25 MPH in the US, but you get the point).

This.^^^ The wife and daughter are watching two different 720p videos in two different rooms at the moment. The disk I/O on the server is current maxing at around 700Kbps.

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
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Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
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The PSU went pop today. Luckily I had a spare. I have decided that the constant load of 4 external HDDs got the better of it. So I am finally going to add a new 2TB HDD, giving me 3TB for Movies (1x2TB & 1x1TB),1.5TB (1x1TB & 1x500GB) for TV Shows, 250GB for Music and the system drive is going to be a 32GB SSD. The 2TB drive and the 250GB drives are 3.5" with their own PSUs and the 2 1TB and the 500GB drives are 2.5" and will be powered by a USB hub. That and an internal SSD should reduce the load on the external PSU of the PC.

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
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Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
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(2016-05-18 22:42)speedwell68 Wrote:  [Image: e66fdx.jpg]

An Acer Revo R3610 with 3TB of external storage. It has 4GB of ram with a 500GB internal HDD, which has my Music on it. The externals house the videos. Everything is shared with NFS and I have MySQL database too. It works really well and can serve up 1080p video to 6 Kodi boxes at once.

What OS are you using?
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He says Ubuntu I think.

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(2017-02-09 02:06)SilverBlade Wrote:  
(2016-05-18 22:42)speedwell68 Wrote:  [Image: e66fdx.jpg]

An Acer Revo R3610 with 3TB of external storage. It has 4GB of ram with a 500GB internal HDD, which has my Music on it. The externals house the videos. Everything is shared with NFS and I have MySQL database too. It works really well and can serve up 1080p video to 6 Kodi boxes at once.

What OS are you using?

Xubuntu 16.04.1 X64. I went to Xubuntu because I run that on all my other machines and decided that it would be better to have a common UI to make it easier for the wife and kids to use should they be forced to. If you don't want a UI then Ubuntu Server would be the best choice. If it were just me then that is what I would run as I do everything over SSH. If you do want a UI then I have been playing with Bodhi Linux and Xubuntu Core, which are as about as minimal as they come, because ideally I would like to get a 16GB SSD to reduce costs.

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
Amp: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
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I have just scored a 240GB SSD for free. I will replace the internal HDD with this, which will speed up boot times and reduce power consumption. I plan to partition it giving the OS 16GB, I can easily install Xubuntu Core in 10GB, so 16 will be more than enough. The internal HDD currently houses my Music, which is currently about 50GB, so I should have enough space for a few years to come.

HTPCs: RPi 2B & 3 x RPi 1B on LibreELEC 7.x
Amp: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer Revo R3610, 4GB RAM, 3TB HDDs, Xubuntu 16.04 x64, NFS, MySQL
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