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Offline JOMA  
#1 Posted : Saturday, May 16, 2015 12:31:31 PM(UTC)
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Read this article today and then noticed the author, way to go Marco.

http://www.pcworld.com/a...server-with-freenas.html

Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

PC lovers tend to collect a lot of hardware as the years roll by. Instead of leaving it to collect dust, why not repurpose it as a file-slinging server?

Several free and open-source operating systems run extremely well on a wide array of older hardware. One in particular, FreeNAS, is extremely stable, easy to set up, and laser-focused on storing and sharing files across your home network. All you need is a working system with a reliable hard drive (or three) and a little time to configure everything.

Offline venser  
#2 Posted : Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:17:48 PM(UTC)
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I've got like 2 or 3 ATX / ATXbaby Gigabytes around here somewhere. Old Radeon gfx card from like 10 yrs ago, lol. Need a chassis and.... several other components I could have some fun. But alas, they are indeed collecting dust.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:30:46 AM(UTC)
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Never really thought of that
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#4 Posted : Sunday, May 17, 2015 2:34:38 PM(UTC)
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It'd be interesting to setup just for the experience but I'm fine with my current internal storage and backup strategy. I simply don't need massive storage like I used to.
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#5 Posted : Monday, May 18, 2015 1:58:04 AM(UTC)
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Really, it is a good idea
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