To anyone willing to help:
I've never built my own computer and I've barely ever used Linux. I've never used Ubuntu. I've always owned Macs (for 20+ years), and have reluctantly used Windows at work.
I have a CoolerMaster RX 810 chassis and a CoolerMaster 450W power supply. I also have a Trendnet Gigabit Ethernet card.
I have 8 IDE hard drives currently full of data in an HFS+ file system (journaling may or may not be on). The data was put on there by Macs and is used by Macs.
The chassis can fit 8 more drives, and I would like to make sure that my configuration will support those additional drives when/if I buy them.
My goal is simply to use the box as wired network attached storage.
Does anyone have suggestions as to what motherboard, CPU, and memory to purchase to make this possible using Ubuntu?
How do I configure Ubuntu to either be able to read/write the HFS+ data and/or allow networked Macs to read/write the HFS+ data?
Right now I do not plan to implement any RAID array or the like. I simply want access to each drive individually.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The more detail the better!
Thanks in advance.