Well, you said you were curious. It's really up to you. If you don't have time to build one, you're the wrong crowd for a DIY NAS. You'll be better off with a commercially-available NAS. They still have their place. But I'm a tinkerer and I have gobs of data to store. I realized that I can spend the money saved from a Synology or Qnap for more HDD storage capacity, using repurposed hardware and still come out ahead of those commercial NAS in terms of features, scalability, and capabilities. This is my TrueNAS torture/test bed.