thinking about putting together a:
Synology NAS / MinimServer / FLAC / Aries
for the NAS the rack mountable RS814 has caught my eye
but I'm a bit concerned about the grunt of the CPU
another thread warned that transcoding = a heavy workload
most of my files are red-book into FLAC (level 6)
but there'll be more higher-res files in time
further, if at a later date I added an RX415 -
would this increase the load on the main NAS CPU to impossible levels?
so, would the RS814 (Marvell Armada XP / 1.33 dual) be 'good enough'
or would the RS814+ (Intel Atom / 2.13 dual) be a safer bet?
any thoughts appreciated - thanks!