Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
What is the best external storage option for a PC running XBMC? [more inside]
LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
I need the best affordable solution for small business server/NAS with RAID. [more inside]
A disk in your Server2003 software RAID fails: How do you know which physical disk to pull? [more inside]
What will happen if I set up Windows Home Server with all of my existing external drives? [more inside]
Help me install Boot Drivers from a CD or in Windows. I don't have a Floppy Drive, but I already have Windows on my Machine. I can't install the Intel Storage Matrix because it doesn't detect the RAID controller in my BIOS, because it is disabled, because I can't boot into Windows when it is enabled. [more inside]
I have 6 Western Digital PATA 250GB Hard Drives and I'd like to build a Raid 5 Server. Has anyone done anything similar and have any advice they would like to impart on what components worked (or didn't work) for them?