Xpenology is an incredible project allowing to turn an old computer into a « Synology » NAS in order to test it. I say « test » because the legality around the project is unclear: while synology publishes its source code (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/), not everything is considered as « open », and officials at Synology considers that it goes against their copyright… (see, in French).

I currently test it on an old netbook, and beside the obvious disk space limitation (one small hard drive on it), it works perfectly. Continue reading