Quite by chance, I saw that Amazon was having a special on USB hard drives, and that was all the excuse I needed. For ages I’ve fancied having a bash at building a Raspberry Pi-based NAS for my home.

So, I have a 6TB drive and an RPi3 winging their way to me. The basic plan is to blast some OpenMediaVault onto the SD card, then set up the 6TB drive for SMB sharing and move all the baby photos and old DV cam footage off of the nine year old Buffalo NAS device and the array of USB drives and cloud services they’re currently scattered across.

I’ll write up how it all pans out.