Too late for that. I bought it on a big Black Friday discount (so it was still pricey, but not as much as it’s showing now), just haven’t had time to set it up because of end of the year/start of the year work crunches (I own my own business and contract for some others).
Still, I will keep that in mind for the future if I consider expanding. I almost never consider Apple since I don’t have anything else in their ecosystem, but I should they make amazing chips, even when the chip is used in a different system (I almost bought an ODroid for Home assistant that was using some kind of Apple chip that was outperforming a lot of other mini-PCs). I just decided to go with this for my first one, and then I might get other cheaper dedicated units for some other things later. I’ll consider an M1 Mac Mini in the future.
Good be true. I looked at the B12. I went with the SER5 Max because it had twice the cores and 4 times the threads, 4.4GHz vs 2.4GHz, more ports Including USB-C), better Bluetooth, etc. I figure if I want one dedicated to fewer dockers then I can get a cheaper B12 later (or maybe a Mac M1 Mini now)
I will do that…though since I’m stuck with the one I have now anyway, I’m going to make the most of it.
Quite possible. I’m not too concerned. Worst case scenario, I just get another one for other stuff. I’m just starting with home lab stuff and I figure I’ll make some mistakes, financially and otherwise, but after a couple of years of stalling debating what device I should get, I decided I’m going to just started with SOMETHING and then I’ll learn a little bit and adjust for the long term. It’s better than still being stalled out completely for another 2 years. I gave myself a deadline of Black Friday and just pulled the trigger so I’d stop procrastinating.
No worries, totally understandable. That’s part of what takes me so long, I usually search the docs for my questions first, then ask Multiple AI’s AI has been a life-send. I use it constantly with all tech stuff.
Thanks for the suggestions. I am very excited to get started when work stuff calms down a bit. I might do Scrypted as one of the later dockers on my list just to make sure I have enough spare time.
Priority 1 will be learning Proxmox. Then I will move my Audiobookshelf docker over there. as well as a few other dockers I already have set up on my Synology. The main thing is to make it so no dockers are on the NAS, and only use the NAS for storage. Then I’ll start a few new dockers like Scrypted.
I am excited to turn a bunch of my Wyze cameras into personalized detections and be able to make them do more complex automations/routines. I am sure I will also eventually do some PoE cams, etc. But I don’t look forward to wiring and might have to negotiate that with the wife…so it may not be in the cards until we get a new house.
I appreciate all the advice!