In this multi-screened, internet-connected 21st Century, it's making less sense to keep my data primarily on my desktop hard drive. I make a lot of use of Google Drive for documents and spreadsheets, but I've grown interested in keeping my own backups and being able to serve up my music on any device anywhere, so I started looking into network-attached storage (NAS).
There are any number of NAS drives on the market that one could just plugin and go with, but it sounds much more fun and extensible to build a custom computer for the purpose. There are two popular OSes out there for this: Amahi and FreeNAS. Amahi sounds like it's super easy to set up, and adding functionality is done by getting apps from an online store (though they usually cost money). FreeNAS sounds more involved, technical, and resource demanding, but has a long history and a dedicated team behind it, and is capable of all kinds of crazy stuff like multiple redundancy and high-level encryption.
Anyone out there have any experience with either?