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Old 03-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I build a NAS? Network Attached Storage

I have seen storage drives that attach to a network by a cat5 cable. I figure this is something like the USB and Firewire drives except that it has a network interface. I'd like to kow how to build one or build one that can support more than one drive (as many as possible). Anyone have any good ideas?

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You could just scrap together an old pc, and fill it full of hard drives and make it a server that holds many network shared HDDs.

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If it is a dedicated storage system (ie - a box with drives in it and a cable jack), you have to connect it up and then talk to it the same as you would a server. Usually there's software included with those dedicated storage systems for handling the setup and administration.

The easiest solution is to just make a PC that is dedicated to holding HDDs, hook it up to the network, and make all the drives shared.

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if you have an old xbox tom's hardware had a guide on how to make an old xbox into an NAS storage system, but if you have an old PC it's much better to use that (more hard drives)
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