Hi Tiernan!

> But, now i am confused as to what OS to use... OpenIndiana? Nexenta?
> FreeNAS/FreeBSD?
> I need something that will allow me to share files over SMB (3 if
> possible), NFS, AFP (for Time Machine) and iSCSI. Ideally, i would
> like something i can manage "easily" and something that works with
> the Dell...

I can recommend FreeNAS.  It lives in a USB stick, thus leaving all
your 8 disk slots free.  It can do all the things you have listed
above.  It has a nice management GUI to bring it all together.
And it is free, so you can download it and see if it recognizes all
your hardware, especially the storage and network controllers.

Best regards -- Volker A. Brandt
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