I collected an HP Proliant ML110 G7 the other day and I need to figure out what to do with it. Specs: Intel Xeon E3email@example.comGHz, 16GB, 2x 300GB SAS & x2 250GB SATA, P410 I want to run a headless server that is upgradable a requires minimal maintenance. I don't need any redundency as important data will be backed up to an external. It would be nice if this was automated. I want to be able to add drives as I can afford to them and would prefer them to appear as a single volume. I want to run Sonarr with either transmission/rturrent with a massive bank of torrents. I will eventually pick up a fire stick so it needs to support PLEX or similar. The most important this is that files are easy to access from my wife's Macbook Pro. She is researching french new wave and is currently using an external drive that disconnects if you touch it. I've tried sharing a folder over win10 but it would require a restart every time it went into sleep mode. Eventually, when I have the storage it would be good to schedule back-up my desktop and the Macbook with revisioning. Needs/wants: easy access from Win10/OS low maintenance easy to swap in larger drives supports Sonarr, transmission/rtorrent and PLEX (Eventually) back up OS drive on desktop and Macbook with revisioning I have an unused SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB I can use or pick up a cheap SSD from the marketplace. I know I have a few options with FreeNAS, unRAID and OpenMediaVault. I've been doing some light reading but I don't really understand very much from comparisons I see as they are beyond my knowledge. I have 3x 3TB DT01ACA300 in my main rig, I will move at least 2 of these over after everything is set up so that I can move everything else into an mITX case. I've just noticed that my TP-Link TL-WDR7300 AC2100 doesn't have any free ports. I can attach the wireless ariel to my desktop or pick up a cheap gigabit switch or figure something out between my Virgin hub and wireless router ... nothing is every easy. Is something like a TP-Link TL-SG1008D Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch suitable? Would I connect it Virgin HUB (in modem mode) -> wireless router -> switch? I have some reading to do, but I am a bit lost and don't know where to start.