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Why the FUCK do you need 20TB for media ?
Really, I’m interested.
Let’s resume :
Porn : No need storage, all online
Music : No need storage, all online. (I made exception for about 100 GB of flac music I like)
Movies/tv shows : A single folder where every night I have a script deleting everything older than 45 days. If I want to rewatch it > Just redownload.
What else ?
Personal photos ? OneDrive sync with NO hard drive sync (Only links)
I honestly can’t see how you can need 20TB
@netikras That make sense.
In this case, my small 3TB config for my home server is like that :
Core I5 from about 7 years ago
Ram : 16GB DDR 3
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Sue me! I had a legit key for it !)
Nvidia GTX 770 (Sometimes a friend wants to play on it. I will not bother you with how much effort it took me to make directX work on a server and… via RDP ! I have 45 FPS in World of Warcraft through remote desktop lol)
3x1TB hard drives. Didn’t invest in a SSD because. it is a server. I don’t mind it takes 5 minutes to boot. It’s never off.
Web Server in Hyper V (For testing)
SQL Server in hyper V
A custom task scheduler (c#) where I add some code from time to time, like : “Delete all files older than 45 days in plex”
First 2 - N/A
Movies / TV shows - This is the bulk. I've got a large collection of stuff I want available on-demand, and I'm prepared to run a large amount of storage to get it. Downloading isn't always practical, or isn't always possible in a whole bunch of cases. Plus I rip most of my own stuff from blu-ray or 4k blu-ray, I use reasonably high quality rips and take the time to put all the audio tracks / subs in the right place - I'm not losing that and trying to find a random copy online that may or may not be ok every time I want to watch it again.
Personal photos - I do a lot of photography, and I generally keep a RAW + high quality JPEG of everything I take. That adds up quickly.
I often end up with 10GB rips ish for 4k, about half that for 1080.
For me it's less about the raw file quality (though that does play some part) and more about knowing I've sorted any forced subtitles out so they always display at the right time, translated any subtitles to SRT (or more recently WebVTT), kept decent surround sound audio, etc.
At the moment everything totals ~8TB ish, but obviously want plenty of room to expand. Server will also be running various bits and pieces like home automation stuff, but space isn't a concern for that.
10GB per hour for 4k HEVC. Usually about 5GB per hour for h264 1080p in decent quality.
Ballpark of course. Varies enormously.
dsteiner179868dIf you don’t have more than one 1080p stream at once you can use a raspberrypi. I am running up to 10 simultaneous streams on a xeon e5-1630 v3 with 64 GB RAM with no problems. And that cpu is not a top-notch cpu.
bahua1285667dIt's not imaginative, but I love my synology NAS. Great UI, command line if I want it, and great performance with hardware acceleration for transcoding.