I am looking forward to setting up a NAS at home. The main objective is to centralize and secure data. I will be mainly using this to stream movies over wifi and to log footage from security cameras around the house. It will also serve as a an FTP server from which I can access data remotely using the internet.
The configuration I have in mind is:
Two hard drives 3TB each
Raid 1 configuration
Connected to a wireless router supporting multiple HD streams simultaneously
I have two options in mind. One is to get a bare NAS box and simply add drives to it such as D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure
The other option is to get an old Core2Duo desktop add a couple of drives to it and connect it to the Wifi router. It will run on FreeNAS.
I am just wondering if someone has setup a network storage at home and which option would work best. What I am looking for is upgradeability.
I don't want to buy a NAS box now and sell it two years down the road because it won't support newer drives. (I have read that incompatible drives can cause problems)