My Western Digital NAS seems to have gone up in smoke, so I was thinking of having a go with FreeNAS and a laptop I have have lying around.
Just got a couple of questions first. The laptop has only a 300 GB hard drive so can I connect up and external HDD via to increase the storage of FreeNAS. I have a couple of 500 GB external drives that I would like to use.
Also I have a backup of all the data that was on the Western Digital NAS before it failed. How do I go about copying this data onto the laptop/FreeNAS? Is this a simple process? As this is the only backup I have and it has all my music on it, I really don't want to mess it up and end up somehow losing it.