I need suggestions for a media streaming and backup server. I'm not sure what Kind of Hardware to use... I was looking at boards with the atom processor (Specifically D425 and D525) but most only have two SATA ports, and that is probably a bad thing considering this will be used for backups. Also most only have a PCI slot so I can't really get a SATA 3.0GB/s PCI card for extra slots. I'm going to re-rip my CD's with dB power amp into FLAC files, so I should save 50GB-500GB for that. Then system backups, etc. So I was thinking 1.5TB total or 1TB in raid 1? I don't know. If I can get the build under $350 I think that would be great. For backups, I was thinking of every month or two weeks.
Could you all give me some suggestions on Hardware? or tell me your setup if you have one?
of course its dependent on what software you'll be running, this would handle windows home server fine and be super if not overkill for a linux based solution; something like freenas or myth backend.
I was thinking of the 760g Chipset and the Athlon II 245 or Sempron 140. I might do a little bit of transcoding/encoding/etc. so the extra power would be nice. But I'm mostly concerned about keeping power usage LOW.
EDIT: I'm too cheap for WHS so I will running some linux distro.