How to Turn an Old PC Into NAS

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Recently, I collected my old Hard drives (and CD/DVD writers) and packed them into my OLD Computer Case in order to create home NAS . Then I’ve installed FreeNAS on it and everything is OK. 🙂

FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data

Following, the construction steps are presented.

Making Environment

Here a few words are written about making the environments for making a NAS with FreeNAS and most of the story is told by pictures.

The Old PC

First of all collect all your disks and put them inside your case.

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Installing FreeNAS

For the installing phase, I decided to install it on a USB Stick. The following pictures shows the disks attached to the system.

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Final Stage

Create pools as you like and then add disks to them. But as FreeNAS recommended, it is better that the disks in the pools be the same size.

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And voila! Everything is OK! Enjoy using other features of FreeNAS such as VirtualMachine or Media Streaming even MineCraft server.

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For more about funny things you can do with FreeNAS refer to this link.

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