Filesharing backup question.

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gatorade

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Ok here is the home network setup.
Downstairs we have the desktop computer. We also have a linksys wireless router attached to it that broadcast wifi to our laptop.

I have noticed that the laptop is getting pretty full as is the desktop. Today in my closet I found an old CPU (or box, not sure if I have the correct terminology here) and thought of an idea. I figured it would be cool to be able to back up some of the movies, music, and photo's from the laptop onto this. How would I go about doing this? Would I need a cable to hook the laptop to the box? I guess the question is, how can I get the box to act as an external harddrive?
 

JohnWill

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Buy a USB 2.0 external enclosure, remove the hard disk from the spare computer, and do this the easy way. NewEgg USB 2.0 Enclosures should get you started in the quest. The one at the top of the list is $14.99 after rebate, and a few bucks shipping. WAY easier than fooling around with an old computer for the task. :)
 
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