I am in the process of buying a Intel NUC in order to run my first server and I need some assistance.
This will be a personal cloud that basically only I will use as a replacement for iCloud/Dropbox/etc that I am currently storing my files on.
I am a photographer, videographer, and work in media so I have a ton of large files all the way from 42 megapixel RAW images to several gigabyte 4K/6K video files. I would also like to be able to utilize the talk feature down the road for family/friends/coworkers. I can also see myself sharing files from my drive to colleagues and family/friends. I also plan on put my music library on here as well, if there’s a good way to stream music through the app.
Right now I am torn between the Intel NUC 10 i3 or i5 or perhaps the NUC 8 i5. I’m really at a loss because I have no idea what kind of specs I need.
I am going to spend over $1,000 on this so I want to buy something that will last at least a few years.
Right now I have picked the SSD which will be the 4TB IronWolf from Seagate. I’m thinking 16gb of RAM should be enough.
Really it’s down to the CPU at this point and any help would be much appreciated.
I have gigabit internet at home so that is the internet speed I will be working with. It also will have full disk encryption.
It has to be a NUC since I am having HomeDrive build this with their OS on it and that’s the only hardware they currently have it ported to.
Thanks! Any help is very much appreciated!