I have a 512MB Pi, Wifi dongle, 1TB Lacie External HDD, 16GB USB Stick, Couple of SD Cards (mostly 10 class), USB 2.0 Self Powered USB Hub etc.
I would like to control my Pi using Macbook which has XBMC setup on it and an android phone.
I would like to create a NAS & a Torrenting Server (transmission, couchpotato, showrss, sickbeard etc.) to fully automate access to my media.
Question 1: Am I able to run both NAS & Torrenting Activities simultaneously on the Pi and if not can I schedule them on a single setup for superior performance?
Question 2: I am in the market for a new hard disk drive since my 1TB hdd seems to be always full. To maximize my perceived value I am thinking of getting a 2TB or 3TB External HDD. I am wondering what are your thoughts on my future purchase considering creating one's own cloud also seems like a good project?
I am not looking for long explanations just thoughts and ideas on how to save money on and maximise value of a fully automated media station.
Kindly share your findings. Thank you!!
PS: What are my chances of using free usenet nzb services if there are any in comparison to torrenting?