Home Storage Server
Posted on 2004-09-10
I currently have 480 GB worth of storage hard drive space on my main desktop computer. Needless to say, this takes quite a big case as well as adds to the weight of it. I'm looking to make another box that does nothing but serve my storage files to me (movies in DiVX format, MP3's, BIN & ISO games, etc...). I was thinking the best way to do this would be to use a Gigabit network to connect my future storage box to my desktop (and secondary desktop).
I am wondering a few things: What OS should I use? I am not extremely saavy with Linux, but I would be able to set it up if it would be a good solution. Is a gigabit network a good solution? Do you know of any small server cases I could use that would hold at least 4 hard drives? Should I use a standard computer setup or is there some dumb-server alternative (that's cheaper) that I could use?
Any help or advice you could give me would be a great help! Thanks in advance!