Performance for 16 vs 500 shields
I've been mulling my options to replace my 2009 Mac Mini server, because, well, it's from 2009 and I don't want to hit a decade, lol. Trying to narrow down options between a NUC and a Shield, and very much leaning towards the Shield from everything I've read. I also saw that there is a beta PMS version that resolves one of the few remaining limitations with the Shield server, allowing metadata to be stored on adoptable storage instead of just the internal, so yay.
My question is, though: is there a performance gain from the 16GB version over the 500GB version? It seems to be flash storage vs. spinning disk storage, and I would tend to think the 16GB would perform faster. If the $100 difference is not a concern at all (I do tend to keep my servers for a long time, it seems, and hey, still a lot cheaper than a decent NUC), and I'm only concerned about performance, would you guys recommend going with the 16GB over the 500 GB now?
Plex Media Server: Early 2009 Mac Mini 3,1 - 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo P7350 - 8GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
NAS for Media: Synology DS410, 4x3TB Hitachi Deskstar 5400 RPM drives
Main Plex Media Client: Same as PMS, running OpenPHT/Aeon Nox
Gear: Yamaha RX-V667, Samsung UN55EH6000, Klipsch KF-26 & KC-25, Harmony 900