FreeNAS DIY versus Synology DS418
Hello, I am considering repurposing a desktop PC (that I built in 2012) into a NAS using FreeNAS. My other option is to get the Synology DS418. The PC I have has good power (core i7 Sandy Bridge) and 16 GB RAM, but does not have error correcting RAM. This is for household use - uncompressed music archive, photos, files TM backups, etc. Either way, I plan to use NAS-quality drives and a UPS. I'm sure I can configure the FreeNAS system, but should I just cave in and buy the DS418 or something similar? I have a lot of hardware laying around and it would be cool to repurpose it. What do you guys think?
Thank you! -Daren