I could make a box but I'm trying to free my mind and time from maintainence and annoying glitches.
I skimmed about 40 pages and read about 20 pages (mostly about the Kuro). unfortunately as usual the what i read happened
not to cover the first questions I wanted to know.
Kuro looks good, but I don't want to afford the time to fool with it.
I'm still wondering if the Kuro handles only 1 drive or what. perhaps it handles additional drives through its usb port(s) (if it has usb ports). I already forget what I read.
btw your synology link is broke. I went to the website/products, but dont know which model you meant. I guessed it was the lowest non-usb home model, which promptly didn't list a price. I wonder if it can house more than 1 HD, i bet it's expensive.
This is the exact sort of torture I didn't want to get into.
somehow i did run in to this useful site:http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/conte...nt/view/85/93/
I'm sure there's a perfect NAS out there for me, but I'd rather get a dumb box and use it till information about the worlds best cheapst NAS comes to me.
what I still think
>house 4 (at least two)
>fan (don't like the fanless cases that house 1 HD, heat is a HDs #1 enemy)
>ethernet port to connect to router