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Standard User ukwoody
(experienced) Mon 29-Dec-14 20:02:36
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network storage or nas? help please


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Hi all,

I have a reasonable spec'd xp pc running 24/7 for my weather station and am wondering if I can also use it for more.

I have a 1TB drive and a 500GB drive full of pictures documents etc that I'd like to be able to access downstairs from my laptop and to save/view photos to easily.

Is there a easy way to either make that xp a server and access the files cheaply, quickly and easily? do I need to make it a NAS drive - if so what are the benefits?

Many thanks for your help
Woody

regards,
Woody (chuntering along in his own inimitable style, using 100 words when 10 would do)
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Dec-14 23:45:56
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Re: network storage or nas? help please


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Why not just use File Sharing? If both Windows, just enable File & Printer Sharing; in XP in Local Area Network Properties and for > XP in Network and Sharing Center. Then you can just access each others files in Windows Explorer as usual.

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Standard User ukwoody
(experienced) Tue 30-Dec-14 14:56:55
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Re: network storage or nas? help please


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Thanks XRay. You hear so much hype I didn't know if I was missing a trick.

C heers
Woody

regards,
Woody (chuntering along in his own inimitable style, using 100 words when 10 would do)


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