If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You may have to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Yes, you can. You will need to share your old computer's partition(s) with the rest of the network. Also depending on how much room you need for the NAS server, you might want to put in a bigger hard drive (or add another hard drive).
|TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer Former 9th & 13th
Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-
SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)
It would work great on some of those older PC's and is quite feature rich. It will allow for sharing via iSCSI, CIFS, NFS and more. I use FreeNAS at home for all my media files (audio, video, digital photography) with an iSCSI mount on my desktop and uPNP shares for my Xbox 360 and PS3 so I can view the media on those devices as well.
Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.
I have an old(er) machine set up as a file/print server at home.
The only thing I hate is that the network access to the files isn't fast enough as a source to burn DVD's. You need to do a temp copy of the files before the burn. Gig-E might solve that, but I just stuck a burner in the server.