Building a NAS Box

In the aftermath of the road trip it became clear that I’m running out of storage space. I’ve got 4 gigabytes of RAW images taken on this trip and the potential for much, much more. So I started looking around at stuff like Buffalo’s Terastation, but the price really turned me off. So I picked up a motherboard with 5 SATA ports, CPU, RAM, and 4 500G SATA drives for about $400 less than a Terastation. The NAS box has been built and I’m now configuring it. It looks like after the RAID and filesystem overhead I’m going to end up with about 1.4 terabytes of usable storage.