Quote Originally Posted by BmrfxKG View Post
Not sure how the pi and the drive are going to connect. I am leaning for that solution since I do not have a lot of space. Some of the drives recommended here look very promising. I have to research them before going forward.
Well, if you are going the Pi route, your only option to connect the drives is going to be USB2.

As far as network connectivity goes, it has a 10/100 port, but that would max out at around 11MBps, so you wouldn't have to worry about the bottleneck being the USB HDD.