Quote:I was thinking the same thing until I discovered unRAID - which allows you to expand storage on-the-fly with drop-in drives - now I'm mostly convinced about going that way instead (it's licensed, but 3 drives are free, about $69 to add more) - or FlexRAID.
Quote:I've got another media center box in the living room that handles the front end DVR+multimedia stuff, this box is strictly for bigger storage and back-end stuff
Check it out when you get ready, there are some even lower end models (N40L and N36L) that people are doing amazing things with - it's got just enough power + expandability for a killer little pre-made box (and I'm someone who's built all my own stuff for years). HP really knocked it out of the park with this for a home-server/SOHO platform, I don't see how anyone could build a closer spec box for cheaper let alone the time spent wrangling with off-the-shelf parts/drivers/etc.
Edited by razl - 2/25/13 at 9:22am