I want to build a home NAS and with my Raspberry Pi 2 and also have XBMC installed on it and need some advice on the route to go. The storage will be used to stream movies from (via XMBC) and also to store photos etc.
Should I use the RPi2 as the NAS server with power direct from the mains & use 2 USB powered hd directly connected to the Pi. Or Buy a purpose built NAS device with electricity & connect the RPi2 to that device to obtain power + storage. Or another method I have not thought of.
I plan to switch the devices off (mains timer) while I'm at work and the quieter the solution the better