As a storage enthusiast I love to build my own NAS. I am sure that if you read this you know already what a NAS is, but for those of you who don’t; a NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a central point of storage where you can share and manage all your data. Because it has its own hardware it can run its own operating system. Of course you can run Microsoft Windows on top of your NAS but there are a few pieces of software that include SABnzbd (for downloading from usenet), couch potato (automatic downloading of movies), sick beard (automatic downloading and sorting for series) and a lot of torrent clients. The majority of these operating systems comes with a nice and easy to manage GUI so why run Windows on your NAS. In this post I will explain my build and I will create other posts where I install the different operating systems out there.