I just put together a network attached storage box in a 1u enclosure I had. It's not the fastest but it has a 4c8t haswell xeon with 16gb of ddr3 1600 and 4 2tb drives. I originally wanted to go with truenas because of all the tutorials that make it look easy but I tried for days and was not able to get that to work. My question is do I have to go with unraid and pay them money or are there other free options that will work as well but not give me the troubles of truenas. I dont really want to build a windows-based server if that can be avoided. I know very little about linux but I am open to learning if it's not that complicated. I can give anyone more specific info if necessary.