Creating NAS from an old system using a Linux Distro
I'm trying to create a NAS using a Linux distro (FreeNAS or NASLite) from an old 700mhz pentium 3 system lying around.
Its got an Intel motherboard, pci slots, ethernet card and im hoping to get FOUR Seagate 320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives to work in it. I wont be running them in RAID.
Now my questions:
1) What cost-effective hardware (SATA controller) should I get to utizile my harddisks to the fullest?
2) Should I just go with using a Linux Distro such as Gentoo or Debian and turn it into a NAS through normal network fileshare\samba?
3) I'd appreciate any hints\tips\help