How You Can Build a Media NAS For Next to Nothing Using FreeNAS
Marton Pipe of Home Cinema Choice has written a guide about using FreeNAS for media storage.
“If you have an old PC sitting around it’s surprisingly easy to create a NAS (Network Attached Storage) repository for your media.”
“For the purposes of this project, I spent a mere £20 on a six year-old Evesham 2.8GHz Pentium 4 (i.e. single-core) with 512MB of RAM (pictured above).”
“FreeNAS provides many useful features. As with commercial NAS boxes, a built-in webserver allows you to remotely administer it from a PC on your network – just enter the IP address that it can automatically derive via DHCP.”