I am several months into the self-hosting journey and I feel I have outgrown my Pi 4 B 8GB. I’m only running around 3 dozen containerized services and it seems to struggle to keep up. But I’m not sure of the best bang for my buck. I’d like good, long-term performance, but I don’t really have a grand lying around for a Lenovo Tiny or Dell Optiplex or ASUS NUC. I’m thinking of buying an SSD to boot from, but will this even help much? For $350-500, could I make a more cost effective homeserver upgrade?

  • PanaX
    8 months ago

    Nope. I was in your position with a Pi400, got tired of the poor performance with streaming UHD stuff across multiple devices and went with the ser. I now have a ser 5 and 6, and they are beasts for their size.