I have two older ReadyNAS X6s that are not up to the task of running SqueezeServer.
They serve files just fine so I'd like to setup VortexBox as a SqueezeServer which copies data to the NAS (when ripping) as well as indexing and serving files from the NAS (when playing) on the network.
I'd also like to run some Home Theater software on the same box (likely to be an Nvidia Ion / Intel Atom box) and hook it into my home theater setup. Maybe using XBMC or Boxee. I dislike the idea of having yet another piece of equipment running. In fact, if there was an elegant way to get rid of the squeezebox and just use this same HTPC I would.
Is this a reasonable idea? I don't want to give up my NAS as my main file server but SqueezeCenter requires more horsepower than the old X6 can provide.
Thanks in advance for any input. I'm very interested to know your thoughts.
PS: If this is a double post I apologize. My previous post seems to have been lost. (Mods: please delete one or the other post if they both show up)