How can I use an old laptop and a MyBook NAS drive to develop a music setup suitable for my modest needs? [more inside]
I currently have a tangle of external drives hooked to my HTPC. Serving that stuff via UPnP is okay
, but I'd like to move my files to a separate device that would then be able to make them available to a motley assortment of devices. Thing is, I'm woefully ignorant about networking and file sharing, having never so much as set up a shared Windows folder. I need help coming up with a game plan. [more inside]
Please talk to me like I'm stupid. I have a bunch of video files (~5TB...so far) hanging out on a bunch of external hard drives. Right now I just take turns plugging them into whichever laptop I'm going to use to watch the videos. I'd like something a little more convenient and easily accessible from multiple rooms in my small apartment, but I'm not awesome at setting up networky things (I've never successfully gotten two different laptops in my apartment to even "see" each other over the wireless router). What should I do? [more inside]
What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
Just got a free XBox 360 (bundled with another purchase). Can I use it (with an external hard drive) as a standalone
(no PC attached) media server for storage and streaming of my music/video library? [more inside]
How to turn my computer into an efficient home server... [more inside]
(Calling all FreeNAS experts) GPT table problems in softraid 1 [more inside]
Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
Could/should a tiny NGO abandon the Windows server model (which is probably overkill for our simple needs) and just go with a NAS box for file sharing? [more inside]
What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
I'd like some recommendations on file server hardware. Ideally I'd like something with space for 6 3.5" SATA drives, the more the better.
The server must be able to run FreeNAS and Linux with only modest hacking. I'm not averse to modifying something to get it to do what I want, but since this is going to be a production machine (albeit for home use) I shouldn't have to break out the soldering iron and JTAG cables just to get the OS setup.
CPU and RAM don't matter, provided the machine can support a CPU made within the last six years and can accommodate 1GB+ of RAM. Bonus points for the following: space for multiple NICs, IBM, easy access to internals, relatively quiet.
Budget max. is $400 *excluding* drives, and used equipment is (obviously) totally fine!
I want to have a fast capable NAS/file server/upnp device very similar to the QNAP TS-110 TurboNAS. I have an old 12" Powerbook G4 aluminum MAC OS x laptop. Would it be possible to install a barebones linux installation on the Powerbook to have access to many of the same features of the QNAP device? [more inside]
LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
Going crazy trying to figure out my HTPC/media server options from scratch. Yes, I've been reading other threads but I'm a unique snowflake so there's [more inside]
I need the best affordable solution for small business server/NAS with RAID. [more inside]
DIY Ripserver [more inside]
I have a new LaCie 800GB Ethernet NAS disk. It's advertised as working well in a cross-platform environment. It sits on my lab's LAN with three XP boxes and three Mac G5s. But it's been trouble from the beginning . . . . [more inside]