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Course Name: Turn an Old PC into a powerful NAS / Media Server

Subtitle: Learn how to easily turn a computer into a powerful Linux based Network Attached Storage – NAS – and Media Server

Instructor: Taught by Pierre-Alain Wichert, IT Support Specialist

Category: IT & Software

Subcategory: Hardware

Provided by: Udemy

Price: $20 (before discount)

Free coupon code: See above (no charge for coupon)

Review info & popularity

As of July 11, 2016…

Students: 5021 students enrolled

Ratings: 47 reviews

Rank: ranked #94a in Udemy IT & Software Courses

Brief course description

Did you buy a new computer and you still have the older one lying around? In that case, you probably asked yourself what to do with that old PC or laptop that you really liked… It is still working very well but is just not powerful enough anymore for your current needs. Well, do not trash it yet: you can give it a new life by transforming it into a very powerful $2,000 server!

In this course, you will learn step by step how to use freely available software to do exactly that: take a 64-bit computer that is obsolete by today’s standards and turn it into a NAS – Network Attached Storage.

Storing and sharing files is only one of the features of your future server! In this course, you will learn how to use it as a backup machine as well as a powerful media server… and this is only a small part of what the software is capable of doing.

(Read more about this course on the official course page.)

Pierre-Alain Wichert bio

I have been trained as an electronics technician in the mid-eighties. During my practice I gradually moved into the computing domain, as I got older at the same time as PCs grew more powerful :o) I have more than 20 years experience in IT support and am working in a Swiss business school specialized in executive education.

(Learn more about this instructor on the official course page.)

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Final details for this Udemy course

Languages: English

Skill level: Beginner Level

Lectures: 25 lessons

Duration: 2 hours of video

What you get: Learn how to use freely available software to transform a computer into a file server to be used at home (NAS: Network Attached Storage)

Target audience: Do you have one or more computer at home and have no idea of what a server is? This course will give you a good idea and you may even setup a server by yourself as no special networking knowledge is required!

Requirements: A computer with a 64-bit Intel/AMD based processor (this will be your NAS and you will not be able to use it for anything else afterwards…)

Access: Lifetime access

Peace of mind: 30 day money back guarantee

Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android

Download options: check course to see if you can download lessons