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switching form windows to FreeNAS

sheinmansheinman Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

i ues my old pc (core i5 3470, 8GB ram, ssd) as plex serve and nothing else, is it worth to ditch windows and install FreeNAS?

thank you!


  • ahughes03ahughes03 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm not too sure what you're trying to gain... You'd be running FreeNAS on the minimum recommended RAM, using a CPU that can't be paired with ECC RAM (if you ever decided to go that route), and would pretty much lose the use of the SSD, since FreeNAS is designed to run off a pair of thumbdrives (you could, of course, use the SSD as the boot drive, but that's all it could be used for).

    Not trying to be a party-pooper, but it seems like the hardware you have isn't terribly compatible with how FreeNAS likes to run...

    My Plex Server: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qbJV3C
    My Plex Clients: 3x Odroid C-2 and OpenPHT, a few phones and tablets, etc..
    Setting up a Plex Server on FreeNAS "the right way"
    Setting up your Plex Dataset on FreeNAS "the right way"

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