I'm intrigued by the notion that one can turn an old computer into a music server with Vortex…but I'm also confused.* I certainly have several old computers sitting around, but I'm not sure if they might be too old for it.* Is there some sort of "min-spec" in terms of processor speed, memory, etc.?
Also, I have a very large music library, and would need at least a 1.5TB drive, probably to be purchased new.* Obviously, that would mean that my "old computer" would need to have SATA connections, or at least be able to accommodate an interface card with SATA.* However, I'm wondering if there's a minimum hardware configuration that could access that much disk space.* For example, I know that Windows XP 32-bit is incapable of handling drives larger than 2TB — I'm assuming that the version of Linux that comes with 1.9 doesn't have any restriction that would preclude 1.5TB, but would think that some old-enough computers, even running Linux instead of Windows, wouldn't be able to handle drives of that size.* Does anyone here have any insight as to just how old a computer can be, and still work with Vortex and a > 1TB drive?