Originally Posted by target2019
In 2020 I hope to start a new computer project of some type, just to keep up with the tech. Not sure what I'll pick or will go forward with. Probably a good idea just ot upgrade home network for newer standards. Something of interest might grow out of that.
One thing I have in mind, but have not had the free time to do it, is to build a NAS with the Raspberry Pi 4 and SSDs.
I currently have 4 NAS:
1) Iomega 1TB
2) Buffalo, RAID-5 (parity), 1TB
3) Windows Home Server 2007, RAID-1 (mirror), 3TB
4) Windows Home Server 2011, 1TB
Only NAS 1 above is left on 24/7. The other 3 are turned on as needed, because they are power hungry.
I could convert 1) and 2) to SSD, but that takes some real work, not just swapping out drives.
NAS 3) and 4) are built from old PCs, so converting to SSD is trivial, but would not save that much power. I use them for archival storage, and to run whole-system backups for all the PCs in the household, so only turn them on as needed.
A NAS with Raspberry and SSD should be very low-power, and takes just a few watts compared to the servers I have now. And SSD will eventually get cheap enough that I will do mirroring throughout.