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How to Build a Budget NAS Machine

Intel build AMD build Other parts, operating systems, and more reading Bonus build A small bit on RAID The failure debate Conclusion Similar to how building your own computer can be cheaper, building (or repurposing) a network attached storage (NAS) can save you a few hundred dollars as well. A NAS machine, or a computer… Read More »

Building your first PC: Do’s, don’ts, and did nots

Around this time last year, I decided to upgrade my PC. It had been 5 years since I got my first desktop for school, and I found that a lot of my parts were becoming outdated and did not interface with newer parts I wanted for upgrades. So I decided to build my desktop myself.… Read More »

Transform your old desktop into a digital swiss army knife.

Previously, I wrote about some PC myths, NAS4Free (N4F) and its possibilities, and how to install NAS4FREE, trouble-free. This post will show how easy it is to modify and tinker around with any old desktop PC you may have lying around collecting dust, and turn it into a useful machine for storing files, backing up… Read More »

Step by step: NAS4Free installation, setup, and access

Simple, reduced form instructions: Download the installation media at the official website. It will link you to (at the time of writing) the SourceForge repository. Then you will have to choose the appropriate download based on the file name e.g., “Nas4freeX.xx_LiveCD.img” is for burning the install media onto a CD. Burn the installation media to… Read More »