This I should my first time posting here, so if I have the wrong category please let me know. I inherited a busted rack nas that contained 12 400gb seagate hard drives. I would like to turn those hard drives into a cheap nas (was thinking freenas) and then run a media server on the nas.
So here is my list of requirements:
- stream media to my PS3 and PS4 (I don’t have a smart tv, nor do I want one)
- I would like to use up all 12 hard drives, so lots of sata connections
- smallish footprint (2 foot cube doable?)
- cost under $300
Most of the guides I have read about freenas say to use intel because the support for and is so bad. I tried using pcpartpicker to find something cheap that had enough sata connections but the motherboard alone seems to be $250ish. Any suggestions, or am I being unrealistic here?