A bit of background info.
I have a pogoplug pro with arch installed but its causing too many issues and was looking for another cheap solution.
All I want to do is have an RPI mod a run samba, a web file manager such as extxplorer and a basic http server plus be able to stream media to a max of 2 devices possibly at once, though unlikely at the same time and have rsync mirror files on my drives.
I have a Toshiba stor.e and Seagate expansion USB drives and wanted to power both, but I think I understand that I need a USB hub which is powered and does not back power.
With a pi work or am I going to have spend more to get what I need