I have a lot of data, mainly media, stored on my computer and would like to use to have the security of a RAID system so i don't lose any of it. I have been looking around for NAS systems for a while now and will make the purchase when HDDs come down in price again soon. The question that remains now is what NAS system I am going to be using. I've been looking around the market for a while now and the most appealing system to me is the Synology 411j, mainly becausee I do want to have more than 2 drives and DSM 3.2 looks like a nice OS to use. The other option is to make my own Intel Atom based system and run Freenas. It looks to me like Synology will be releasing the 412j soon (they just updated the 211 series to 212) and Intel will be releasing the D2500 & D2700 soon so will be waiting for those before deciding. The big question now is which is the better option? I assume performance wise the custom build is going to rule supreme but DSM 3.2 looks much more userfriendly. What do you folks recommend?