I have a Synology 4 bay full of 3.5" Reds sitting on a shelf about 4 feet from me. There is nothing noisy about them at all. Either step up to 3.5" for capacity or do like several others have suggested and migrate to SSDs.
Microsoft already has a huge installed user base for this. Their existing consoles already offer the option to stream games directly without an install. This isn’t nearly the leap for them that it was for Google.
This is how I see it as well. These aren't regulated industrial tools intended to be used by only skilled/trained/certified professionals. These are consumer targeted entertainment devices. They quite literally need to be idiot proof. There is no expectation of end user competency here.
The irony is the hot swap chassis and power supplies are probably the only things worth any real money. If you were local to me I'd probably give you a few bucks for them. Those super micro cases make great foundations for a NAS.
100TB? Damn. That's almost every Hallmark Christmas movie. Almost.
I'd update the RAM regardless. 2GB is just too low for a device that can do so many things. The slot is easy to get to and everyone has a spare DDR4 sodimm sitting in a drawer rotting somewhere. Even just a 4GB stick would...
I believe that 220+ has a celeron with a quick sync GPU in it. If you have a Plex pass then you can hardware transcode and replace your Plex server. I moved mine to a 920+ 2 years ago. I can tinker with my “real” machines without affecting Plex. Much more wife and kids friendly. Great little...
43 here. I have an XBOX One X and a PC with a 10900 and a 3090ti. Both attached to the 70" 4K screen in my office.
I play The Division 2 and Minecraft. On the XBOX. For about 2 hours total on the weekends.
I watch an embarrassing amount of YouTube instead.
When you get outside of the starter galaxies onto planets that have the more rare resources it does get more challenging but yeah, I wouldn't call this a "high risk" type of game by any stretch. It's pretty chill.
It's definitely a "choose your own story" type of game. The main quest line (if you can even call it that) is pretty meh. It's the freedom to do whatever you want that is the appeal, or the turn off depending on what you are looking for.
Pretty obvious that OP doesn't really know what he is asking for. RAID5 for a Plex server as a secondary function of a windows box is just dumb. RAID5 is just dumb.
EDIT: I sound like more of a jerk than normal here. Your post is technically correct and your information helpful.
Then just install Plex server and add storage. Once you get it up and running and realize it's a PITA to keep your main power hungry PC running 24/7 just revisit this post to continue your dedicated NAS journey.
Amazon matching https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09XWV1C2V/
You don't have to buy from newegg for the spiderman bundle either https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/campaigns/pc-game-bundle-marvel-spider-man-remastered/redemption-instructions/
I might be full of crap on the spiderman bundle.
I've put a few hours in. Other than playing 4 for about 20 minutes on the xbox after seeing a youtube early preview for 5, I'm new to the series.
Climbing is kinda of annoying but you really don't do it all that much and it's not like it's hard, just a bit cheesy. Game is definitely buggy...
I did not read the whole thread admittedly but you don't need a "thunderbolt" monitor if you're just wanting an external display. Just buy a usb-c to HDMI or whatever you need and pretty much any monitor will work fine. I believe you may be overthinking this...
The short answer is it doubles your effective memory bandwidth. Double is your answer. That's how much of a difference dual channel makes over single channel.
The long and much more relevant answer is it depends on what task you are looking for an improvement in and how much that memory...