A number of years ago I bought a large 20 bay server. Supermicro IIRC, unit is buried and will take some effort to get to. Dual CPU dual power supply. Initially installed 4-6 either 1 or 2 TB drives, with the intention of expanding as needed, to use as a server primarily for storage of a large music and movie collection. It's been so long I've forgotten what RAID it is set up for but I'm thinking 5, 6, or 10.
Had a computer service place install Win Server 2008. They didn't configure something correctly so I couldn't access the any of the drives from the network. Spent a little time with Windows servers for dummies and couldn't figure it out. About this time my job went to 6 10s and project got shelved.
I'd like to get this beast doing the job it was purchased for instead of collecting dust. My plan is to use JRiver for the media client. The house will have 2 networks one connected to internet and the one with this server connected without internet access so an OS that no longer gets security updates is OK. My goal is to be able to access the data stored on the server from any room in the house through ethernet cable and be able to watch a movie in 1 room and listen to the stereo or watch another in another room.
I'm open to any assistance and more than happy to take the discussion to PM.