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Old 07-23-2011, 07:05 AM
Richard Chao
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Default How To: Make Your Old Computer Useful Again With FreeNAS

"Here, we'll show you how to set up FreeNAS on the computer of your choice, connect it to your other computers as if it were directly attached to them, and show you a few simple examples of how you could use it for backup, iTunes music streaming, or video streaming to a home theater PC."

If you are someone who likes to keep up to date with the newest and greatest hardware, you most likely have an old computer sitting somewhere gathering dust.  It's not old enough to just throw away but not quite new enough to satisfy your computing needs.  So, what should you do with the old box?  Why not install FreeNAS and turn it into a networked backup, streaming, or torrenting machine?  Lifehacker has a great how to documenting the procedures of transforming your old machine into a networked NAS system.  Click the read link to get all the details and report back on your experiences.  

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