Hi all, I’ll soon be receiving the last of the parts for my new PC build. It’s going to be quite decent, with a Ryzen 5 3600X, a 2070s, 16gb DDR4 at 3600 mHz, and, importantly, a 1TB M.2 SSD. I plan on installing Arch and a couple of my favorite games on the SSD, but I’m going to want more storage than that for other files.
So here’s my thought process: I’ll have my OS and a few games and programs on my SSD, and the rest on some large capacity storage device. I considered 2.5" SSDs, but they seem quite impractical for mass storage (because of price). This obviously leaves me with a standard hard drive. However, I’m not sure I want to have to deal with the noise of a HDD inside of my case, and I also want the files to be accessible from multiple devices. Thus, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d like to build a storage system.
Here’s where I have my problem. I’m quite clueless when it comes to all of this, so I’m not sure where to start. How should the system work? Should I turn it into a Nextcloud server? Should I keep it strictly local? Is there some sort of other way of accessing the storage? If it helps to know any of this, I plan on putting the storage in my closet, with some sort of well ventilated custom chassis.
Honestly, I have no idea what questions I should be asking, so if you think that any knowledge, expertise, or advice you have may be useful, shoot it at me!