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Key is "aging hardware"

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 31, 2006 11:35 PM
After playing with this a bit, I think the author Gary says it all. This is a great open-source tool for turning old hardware into storage. Most enterprise admins are already going to have systems with Samba and shares set up already. But this utility makes it great to turn old hardware into something useful...a place to put stuff.

It's easy to install, the web interface seems very clean and useful as well. I haven't explored all of it's functions, but it took me less than 30 minutes to turn two old IDE drives into storage space. Again, this isn't going to target the enterprise community at IDE levels, because the performance is slow, but it's a great little open-source tool to throw into your aresenals if you want fast network-attached storage up and running.


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