So I have just moved into a nice new house and it has inspired me to clean up my tech mess. Currently I have two old PCs which I have stripped down and re-purposed as a torrentbox (including Network Attached Storage (NAS)) and a Media PC. They look terrible, use up a heap of space and use way too much power.
While moving house I found a couple of Raspberry Pi 2’s I forgot I had bought. I was going to use them on my electric car project. As they aren’t needed anymore (thanks to some smart work with a couple of PIC chips) I’m going to use these as a low powered NAS/torrentbox and the other as a Media PC replacement.
To make it easier (mostly for me writing this post) I’ll break up this instructable into four parts:
- Building a Raspberry Pi NAS box (this post);
- Building a Raspberry Pi torrent box;
- Automating your torrent downloads; and
- Building a Raspberry Pi Media Centre.