Looking at some online comment the Celeron J4125 processor only support max 8GB of RAM from official Intel spec. I am not sure how much RAM is needed as DSM maybe can utilize RAM efficiently just like iOS could.
Anyway, i have pulled trigger for DS920+, considering my network condition does not have 2.5GBe port and DSM is supposed to be easier to manage.
Any good way to export photo from Google Take Out with metadata?
I got it in JSON format and yet to find how to proceed.
Anyways I think self-build NAS only suitable for hobbyist/enthusiast or those that need a lot of bays/customization.
Simple self-build NAS components still cost 1 thousand plus, the difference with prebuilt is just few hundreds. If get second hand parts then maybe can lower it by few hundreds. Those that need more bays/customization will save a lot if go self-build, but general users won't need it, no matter how one think they should have more bays in their NAS. You need time and knowledge to setup everything, IT people especially with programming skills can cut short on the learning process but those without it will take long time to learn from basic to a lot more things. It might be more economical to pay extra for prebuilt so that no need spend time to get skills same as people with degree in IT.
J4125 specs is max 8GB RAM but a lot people have it running fine with a lot more RAM than that.
Didn't use Take Out so I not sure about that. But googling around I found this info