I am becoming increasingly paranoid about the integrity of the data stored on my PC.
I have a wireless network set-up and I am considering creating a central server PC for data storage/backup from my PC and my girlfriend's laptop.
My PC contains huge amounts of data (over 1TB) and my girlfriend's laptop would benefit from being able to store/access files from another source and I could also make a backup image of her laptop on a monthly basis.
What I am basically looking for, is a computer which will transfer files quickly. As it will be a server, I require no peripherals, monitor etc. I will need a ? processor, ? psu and a motherboard with built in wifi, with sata connectors. The most important feature is hard drive capacity and I am looking for the most storage for the best price.
Small-factor case is preferable so that the server can sit somewhere and look tidy, although it will need to fit at least two hard drives.
I say Linux because it requires less powerful hardware and is more reliable, although at present I have no experience with Linux. I want the server to be as energy efficient as possible AND as quiet as possible.
If anyone has any recommendations regarding this system in terms of hardware (including links and/or suggestions) then please do let me know.