LTolledo wrote: ↑
Tue May 28, 2019 12:35 pm
but am not using those "fancy stuff" like OMV (OMV hates RPi) and Webmin (also tried it about a year ago)
these systems add "overhead" which somewhat slows the system throughput
My system above just use Raspbian Stretch, each HDD is shared via samba. Just a simple setup. It works for my needs.
I have other NAS from other SBCs, serving as a backup of the RPi NAS.
If OMV would hate RPi why should they provide and test images for it?
Indeed, the ARM maintainer of OMV might not love the RPi due to obvious reasons, but he still invests the time to provide tested images. I can't speak for the RPi and OMV cause I never used an RPi for NAS purposes.. But all my OMV installations are okay from a overhead perspective..
your throughput limitation is likely due to: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openme ... %20images/
- By default on RPi 3 B+ Fast Ethernet will be used to prevent hassles with bad cabling and under-voltage (Gigabit Ethernet increases the consumption). At the time of this writing Gigabit Ethernet on RPi 3+ is broken anyway.
I don't know which other SBCs you use as backup NAS, but most of them should outperform an RPi easily when it comes to NAS (at least those with proper GbE). If the RPi is anyways there, and you care about proper powering for disks and Pi itself.. use it.. if you've to buy a new one... I would not opt for an RPi as NAS.. but well, that's my opinion..