Build Shared HDD - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2007, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 23
Question Build Shared HDD

Hey, I really want to build a Shared Storage Drive like this. The only way I thought about doing it, was getting an old PC (from the loft), replace the hdd with something better (500gb, maybe 1tb) and sharing it over the network. However, that would take up a lot of power from the PSU, whereas it doesn't need anywhere near that much.

I'm going to be living with four people next year, all of us have the same movies/songs on our hdds, and having a shared one constantly on makes sense, so we don't have duplicates around the house.

Is there anyway I could build a version smaller like the link, or something that will take up less power than a PC?

Thanks for taking the time to read

JPI is offline  
Old 08-06-2007, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
baronvongogo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United Kingdom, Warrington
Posts: 2,756
Default Re: Build Shared HDD

Use a shuttle case build a cheap pc put in a big hard drive and your done, If all that's in there is a HDD, Mobo then you wont need a powerful PSU anyway. The PSU wont use all of its power just whats needed.

Set it up for remote desktop, then share its folders over the workgroup .
baronvongogo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First build, suggestions asim8787 New Systems | Building and Buying 10 12-10-2007 06:13 AM
Computer Building Tutorials (videos)... first build OnlyCurious New Systems | Building and Buying 5 07-15-2007 11:18 AM
New build won't POST... couple quesitons dkh Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 06-29-2007 03:28 PM
a possible build, plz critique? funkywaggnelz New Systems | Building and Buying 38 06-13-2007 04:53 PM
cheapest gaming build siddanth3 New Systems | Building and Buying 24 05-06-2007 07:12 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.