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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can a computer as be a NAS? I would like to try this out if possible. Any ideas???

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Yes. What OS and what do you want the NAS to do?


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6 minutes ago, ttryon said:

Can a computer as be a NAS? I would like to try this out if possible. Any ideas???

Yes. You can use samba on pretty much any linux distro. I use it on an Ubuntu-Server machine. Doesn't take much reasources to run.


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There is not a unique hardware component that defines a NAS, all the device needs is a network connection and a storage medium. if you're looking for an OS to use, try out FreeNAS from https://www.freenas.org/download-freenas-release/.


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if you're looking for something that's both a pc and a nas it depends but if you're fine with it running all the time a vm could work.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/11/2020 at 9:40 PM, Windows7ge said:

Yes. What OS and what do you want the NAS to do?

I would like to use to mainly as storage for pictures and any other documents.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/11/2020 at 9:40 PM, svmlegacy said:

Yes. You can use samba on pretty much any linux distro. I use it on an Ubuntu-Server machine. Doesn't take much reasources to run.

I have never use linux. And I would not know where to start.

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On 8/11/2020 at 10:10 PM, Ohsnaps said:

if you're looking for something that's both a pc and a nas it depends but if you're fine with it running all the time a vm could work.

I would have no problem running a vm but I would just need help configing it.

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5 hours ago, ttryon said:

I would like to use to mainly as storage for pictures and any other documents.

What hardware do you have available? There are Linux distributions that's are easy to understand/navigate or you can rig Windows to make it work.


Guides & Tutorials:

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

How To: Remotely Access Your Server/NAS

 

In the Queue:

How to Use Memtest86 to Diagnose RAM Errors

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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