Basically, there a few options to start with. The most decent ones are TrueNAS/FreeNAS (https://www.truenas.com/) , OMV (openmediavault.org), both supports zfs. Also, you can look into UnRAID (https://unraid.net/) which allows you to scale easily. Also, some info on zfs https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/hardware/10-reasons-why-zfs-rocks/ https://www.starwindsoftware.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-zfs. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
I have 5 Optiplex 3010's (i3-3rd Gen processors) sitting in my closet with 4GB RAM that would work just fine as a direct play Plex server with openmediavault as it's OS. And should even HW Transcode a couple of 1080p files with a Plex Pass. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
Wow, I'm on a Debian based headloess OS (openmediavault.org) and my update was much easier. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
The link that u/Fribbtastic had quite a bit of detail. Or there is always r/linux4noobs. I don't have mine installed on Mint and the GUI of my openmediavault.org OS is quite a bit different (I.e. There is no desktop, only a web interface/command line). But the command line should be the same for all distros built off of Debian. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
Once I got all the correct settings on my server and clients the only problems I've had is the ones that I have no control over (I.e Plex issue on their end). Other than that it has been rock solid running on https://openmediavault.org since 2017. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
I've been running OpenMediaVault and Plex since 2017. I also use this machine for my file server for my personal files, Tautulli and it is my PiHole. My next project will probably be NextCloud on the server since it has been so reliable ...even on 9+ year old Dell 7010. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
I'm running OMV https://openmediavault.org/ and in the web gui I have an option to disable the sleeping of each drive. (Mine spin 24/7/365 so that I don't have to wait for them to "wake up"). Each OS is different, a Google search may help. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
FreeNAS or OpenMediaVault can be run on something as small as a Raspberry pi. Plug in your USB HDD and go. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
Anyway, I also use ZFS. My server distro of choice is OpenMediaVault, which has a great ZFS plugin that allows easy management via Web UI. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
Do you know an article comparing OpenMediaVault to other products?
Suggest a link to a post with product alternatives.