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Needs more investigation, but this sounds good:

OS: $0 http://www.freenas.org/
Main system: $50 Pentium 3 box off craigslist
SATA controller: $25 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124020

Use the original harddrive to run FreeNAS, pop in 4 big SATA drives for the data, you have yourself a $75 system.


UPDATE: I'm going to go with a second-hand QNAP 209 Pro. FreeNAS sounds good, but reading through the installation instructions made me reconsider the time vs. money trade-off. In this case, I'm going to spend the $.