I have an old pc running an AMD K6 processor. Rather than throwing it away, is it worth adding a 120gb hard drive for £45 and networking to the families three other computers as a backup device. Or would it be more sensible to shell out £80 on an external hard drive backup device?
I have a self powered USB caddie It houses a 200 gb Seagate. In the ack on the shelf above I have a collection of old drives of varying sizes- formatted and ready to go- that can be plugged into the caddy on an as and when basis to carry categorized data. These drives [old ones] cost nothing of course.
I use an old pc for just that..its also usefull for sharing files and drivers etc. Look to the manufacturers website as most hard drive makers have software to get arround the BIOS limitations. eg click here