I am looking at getting my storage all sorted out. Right now I have things spread across a few drives, usb sticks, and 2 daps. I want to do some centralizing, redundancy building, and organizing while also making my files available much more freely on all my PCs, and future streamers, etc. This will be mainly for music but i want to make it available for general documents, pictures, and video (i dont even know if i have videos but maybe this is an excuse to rip the old dvds). I will probably save most things locally and on the mass storage to double up. But man itll be nice to not ferry files across the usb sticks on new builds and reformats.
My biggest question is how should i go about this. I figured i would use FreeNas, put two drives in raid1 and that is that. Now i see so much integration and helper apps and addons its a bit dizzying.
UnRaid seems extremely compelling as well and i see it works a bit different, but once again there are so many ways to do this and the internet is filled with so many new but suddenly outdated guides i just dont even know whats relevant.
Here are a few other things that shape my needs:
I am using my old pc as a base: x99 deluxe, 5930k, 16 gb ram, my old 980ti. I am going to buy new SSDs for the storage, but I want to keep its windows 7 install intact so i can use it as a backup pc when needed so im guessing itll be some dual boot situation
I do not have integrated gfx, just the dedicated gpu
I can set it up while my network is wired in but really i will need this to work wirelessly for a little as I am space capped until I move
I looked a little into things like roon, plex, kodi and all the sorts but i dont know how much i would use them.
Currently i do not stream but i am not against it. Qobuz and Spotify would be my choice here and i can see streaming more being used for get togethers
Coincidentally, i also dont have a streamer but i can see a Pi solution, or the Nativ Vita (if i can get a good used price) in the future. This would need to connect to the storage and do some streamer stuff. PCs will just have Foobar.
Please guide me here or point out anything i should consider. For this i am more solution based than how to do it.
Thanks to all in advance