I've built my own network attached storage system (NAS) out of old parts from previous computers I had collecting dust, but I'm always on the lookout for something better.
My frankenstein machine:
Freenas / FreeBSD OS
AMD Athlon X2
512mb DDR Ram
2 500GB IDE hard drives (non-raid config)
500 watt power supply
HUGE full size case
Basically I'm out growing this setup and instead of just upgrading it I want something a little more compact in size and less power hungry as it will be on 24/7. I've looked at drobo solutions but I don't want to put that kind of money into it.
Does anyone have any suggestions?