It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for some home lab upgrades!
The last few upgrades I did were some hardware hacks to my old Thecus N5550’s to support 6 drives and Unraid. Before that I did a SSD upgrade on NAS3 for my VMware VM storage. And finally almost a two years ago exactly I installed a Synology DS1817+.
After using Unraid more and more in my home environment and understanding how it works I have become more confident in using it and can say I am pretty much on the Unraid kool-aid.
So my goal for 2020 is to make a large capacity storage server, and more or less retire most of my Thecus N5550’s that have served me so well.
So the planned 2020 additions are:
- New 4U Unraid 15+ Drive Storage Server
- Replace 4-Tier Shelf with a 5-Tier Shelf
- 10Gbps Pre-Planning