I am looking to put together a NAS and a Web/Media Server for my home network. I would like it to be small/ULV if possible. The question I have is should I combine these together or make two seperate boxes. For the sake of space/power I am assumeing 1 would be better, but I am new to NAS boxes and am not sure.
I was looking at possibly a VIA C7-D 1.6+ GHz processor on board VIA CN896. This only has 10/100 ethernet and 2xSATA but it has 1 PCI and 1 PCIex16. So I could throw a 10/100/1000 PCI card and a RAID 5 controller in and be able to accomplish all in 1 box.
I would most likely run a flavor of Linux on here, but again I am new to the area, and for NAS configs I see FreeNAS as reccommended a lot, but I dont think that would allow the Web/Media server to run.