I just have. Buy an old PC and stick NAS4FREE or FreeNas on it
I've just posted my first draft of an FAQ to go with WD recertified offers, after seeing the same questions and comments over and over again. https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/faq-megathread-for-western-digital-wd-recertified-drives-and-nas-2928847 Please feel free to comment, correct, add to etc.
Has anyone received confirmation their item is out for delivery yet?
I agree for your uses then yes this is not worthy of a purchase, I’ve had servers in the past including the little HP Gen8 which was a great low cost little 4 bay server, but for my needs now with less time to tweak settings I find the EX2 Ultra I bought a bit back good enough for the family photos and videos. I no longer bother with Plex servers and I wouldn’t recommend this for it either. I knew when I posted this deal it wouldn’t get the most heat with there only being a couple in stock at time of posting but hopefully a couple of members that have similar needs to mine have managed to pick up a cheap NAS. Anyway I appreciate the time you have taken to reply and for not throwing the toys out the pram like many do (excited) take care!
I post deals because they're cheaper. Sometimes I recommend them also. Hard drives: I want bigger and bigger hard drives! As it happens I have three microservers (four disks or more in each), two real servers and a few pcs. All have their uses. Some of my servers sometimes just run as workstations, with or without server software, why not? Nowadays (as I said in a previous post) a two disk NAS isn't much use, I don't think. With the move to 4K and even larger and larger photo files.