Hey all - using NAS4Free and a 2tb SATA drive I have sitting here needing a home I was thinking of building a NAS box as cheap as possible. I was going to buy one but thought I can do more with something if I build it. My goal is cheap, low power file server mostly SMB and itunes. If you can see where I skimped too much or if I missed something completely please let me know - I want to keep the total build under $200 minus the price of additional drives
One more question - and I don't know if this is the right spot for it - I used to have a Dlink DNS-something NAS Box but the transfer speed was so slow that I bailed on it. Before I could use a drive I had to format it in the box and wouldn't be able to add another drive later....so you were stuck with what you had unless you backed up and reformatted. with this set up can I throw my already formatted 2tb drive in there or does it need to be formatted from the star tin a similar manner?
thanks. I think I'm going to order this....although I am a little nervous that the MB will fit ok in the case