spare base unit as slave....HOW TO????

  buckeye 16:55 31 Aug 2005
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help please..how do i utilise my spare base unit as a slave..it would be handy !!!

  Diodorus Siculus 16:59 31 Aug 2005

What do you want to do with it?

  Graham ® 17:53 31 Aug 2005

You need to network the computers.

  DieSse 17:56 31 Aug 2005

Maybe just take out the hard drive for extra storage?

As Diodorus Siculus asked - a slave what?

  buckeye 20:05 31 Aug 2005

My machine is a desktop,not a tower and neither is the other base unit,so it would give me an extra 40 gig to store stuff

  interzone55 20:09 31 Aug 2005

If both have a network card or port then simply network them together with a cross-over cable then share the drive on the spare PC, this would be very uneconomical though, as you will be using two lots of electricity.

A more sensible method would be to put the drive from the spare PC into the main one, even desktop cases can normally hold two hard drives.

  DieSse 21:22 31 Aug 2005

The practical method is to take out the 40Gb drive, and either put it in your mainsyste, or buy an inexpensive external USB case for it.

Connecting it to the main system would require setting up a network (2x LAN cards, + cabling + setup) and some form of keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections to it, for you to control it.

The drive only way is far simpler.

  DieSse 21:23 31 Aug 2005

mainsyste = main system

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