I am looking for some advice from anyone who has had experience setting up a media file server (a place to store my videos etc)
I currently have a stock standard PC, running software raid with two 3TB and two 2TB drives, Total of 5TB of RAID 1 storage.
I run XBMC as my main HTPC, this is installed on a 120GB SSD in the PC mentioned above so all my media is stored locally on the XBMC machine.
I am wanting to create a file/media server with redundancy storage.
I have heard that unRaid is really good but yesterday I read that it is not yet capable of 3TB and 4TB drives, seen I have 3TB drives I need a solution that will work with them.
I have also seen software called FlexRaid, and that runs on an OS such as Linux or windows... I have no idea about the performance or reliability of FlexRaid.
Could someone suggest any solutions for me?
I havent got a big budget. I will most likely use old hardware,
MB = P5Q SE/R
CPU = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Any suggestions or tips would be great...
Should I be buying new hardware, i.e. new Motherboard and CPU?