Home Server Project.

mgmguy1mgmguy1 Member Posts: 485 ■■■■□□□□□□
I've decided to take my old gaming laptop and turn it into a Nas server /VM testing rig. I have never done this before and am looking for suggestions. I'm taking inspiration from my Linux User & Development magazine issue 155 titled Open Source your Storage. While this issue does give a good tutorial using Linux it does not detail everything or other options or issues I may not know about at this time. 

Here are the specs I am working with.
 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor 
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
750GB Hard Drive and 128GB SSD

Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.

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    Hawk321Hawk321 Member Posts: 97 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Depends what you really want.
    As a permanently storage, your system MAY waste to much energy (costly) and your disks are not in a raid (risky). For VM's, you could run 3-6 2 core and 2 gb VM (carefull with the cpu heat).
    Hmm...perhaps you install a PROXMOX on it to play around with VMs and LXC
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