Yes, I know you can buy NAS systems from several vendors. But does it fit to your Victorian home? No? Than its time to build your own NAS file server that is able to
Store all your data
Act as a WEB - Server
Streaming music and video via UPNP
Providing music to iTunes
Supporting NFS, Windows shares, AFP, FTP and more.
And the software is for FREE
I am talking about FREENAS.
FREENAS comes in its actual version 8.0. This version is rather "hardware hungry" but with the version 7.2 stable release you can get everything you need running with moderate hardware requirements
So clean the drill press, fire up your solder iron and lets start.