I have a huge collection of media files and so planning to setup a Plex media server to host the same. Is it a good idea to use RPi 3B for the same?
Below are my concerns -
Storage - Total collection would be about 4 TB which is spread across 2-3 USB external HDDs.
- USB ports - I don’t have as many ports in RPi to connect all my devices. This doesn’t seem scalable too.
- How failure prone are Always-connected External HDDs? I don’t want to end up losing all my data.
- Disk I/O Throughput - I typically get about 20 MBps read speed from the devices. I hope this isn’t going to be a problem. Or will it be?
Network Throughput - I imagine atleast 2 clients connected to the server at any given time - a phone and a TV connected via LAN. If I connect RPi via LAN will it be able to serve 2 or more 1080p video streams at a given time?
Transcoding - Is the server powerful enough to transcode multiple video streams without glitch?
- Since I’m putting in all the data for the server, I’m also planning to setup something like Netdata for the same.
- I’d also setup some daemon to download content from the internet on a time-to-time basis.
Its tempting to use RPi for the cost. But I want to make sure it can suit my needs.
Any leads would be appreciated.