I'm looking for some advice on how best to approach to setting up a home server.
Mainly used for storing and serving up MP3's, Movies (in various formats) and Pictures.
Secondary usages will be Torrenting and running services for serving up my digital goodies over the internet.
I've been looking at Subsonic and Calibre for internet access and probably XBMC with the server running a shared MySQL instance.
Hardware will consist of bits from my old rig,
CPU = E6600
MB = Gigabyte P965 + 2GB RAM
PSU = 550W
HDDS = several of varying sizes from 160GB to 500GB
In the future I can see me adding TB HDD's but for now I have less than 1TB of data
I was initially looking at Linux and got sidetracked by ZFS too but I think ZFS might be overkill and unfriendly to my
old HDD collection.
So I'm looking for advice and pointers at other options for a home media nas server.