I have several older PCs that I have sort of turned into ‘network attached storage’ units by basically installing XP, installing several hard drives and then connect it to my router via an ethernet connection.
I would then basically change each installed internal drive so it has sharing properties and then map each to my main PC as a separate drive letter. It has been working good for the most part, but I’m wondering about trying another way.
I thought about maybe trying to install Windows Home Server on an older PC. Does this program then take ALL the internal drives (3 of them) and make them look like one big drive throughout my network when I try to map a drive from this PC?
Is there maybe another alternative to Windows Home Server? Something that might also be cheaper?