Okay, I've dug around a bit. I have a NAS device here and I'm getting awful performance out of it. I'm pretty sure a kuro box will be my best bet. Looking here
this seems to be a pretty easy way to put Gentoo on it. One other part of the wiki said that I should already have some type of OS running before I can bother installing Gentoo.
From what I've seen of the models here in Japan, they are only sold w/o HD. I'm kind of at a Chicken and the Egg scenario. How do you get the initial OS on there? I see each Distros respective page, but don't see a "your first Linux on your box" page.
Also, the spec part of the Wiki says a 2nd 3.5" HDD can be added as long as I get a ribbon that will support a slave drive. I assume there's a bay for this 2nd drive, and it will fit in there nicely? I need a RAID1 setup, so this is kind of a key point.