Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Setting Up Old PC as NAS Network Media Server

Setting Up Old PC as NAS Network Media Server
We all have tons of photos, film and documents these days which we need to cuck somewhere safe. But buying a bit of kit like a buffalo NAS Media server, can be expensive, set up an old PC as a media server and save yourself some of your doe to spend on chocolate, or shaving foam.

Which PC for NAS Network Media Server

The PC should match the hard drives you want to use (SATA or IDE), it should fit where you want ot tuck it away, and it should be able to run XP (I just find XP easier to network on than previous versions), if it can hold more than two drives great, if it holds one you can use a drive caddy in the DVD bay as an extra hard disk.