New Beefy Storage Home Server — Part 1

The Aim

After using my com­put­ing equip­ment for some time my desk got filled with 3 exter­nal hard dri­ves con­tain­ing back­ups and archived data such as videos, pho­tos. Even worse these dri­ves spin down after a while result­ing in a 6 sec­ond lag when open­ing a file open or save pan­el. Fur­ther­more the use of a HFS+ filesys­tem for long-time stor­age seemed not very attrac­tive to me as it can get cor­rupt­ed silently.

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