Looking into building a small NAS on a budget, but I'm really unsure about most of the things, so I'm looking for both hardware and raid software advice.
I need to create a solution for storing mostly video files, on a budget. I want to to invest as little money into this as possible, but grow my array gradually, upgrading the hardware along adding new disks to expand the storage. Redundancy is very important. Much preferably want to start with a software raid if that is possible, I really don't know. I don't really have any hardware for the build except a couple lenovo think centre core2duo pcs. Also is using old ddr2 server hardware an option? Also, I want to use Hgst 4tb drives as they are cheap at the place where I live.
Hopefully someone can help.