The following thing is more peripherally related to our beloved 8-bit technology, but has attracted our attention this week and might be an interesting tip for lovers of the real-retro-hardware-deal.
RetroNAS first of all wins the 100 rubber points of the month for the perfect project name! 💯💐
Because the name says it all. RetroNAS is a network attached storage system for retro computers. In the real sense, it is more of a meta-installer for the underlying technologies and subprojects, but makes the setup more or less convenient.
What you need: A RasPi, an old computer or a VM serve as basis.
What you get: Protocols like SMB, Netatalk 2/3, EtherDFS, (T)FTP, HTTP and PS3NetSRV.
And with all that you open up access to more storage for a whole range of systems. Starting with Apple GS/OS, System 6, System 7 over ATARI ST, Amiga Nintendo 3DS up to MiSTer FPGA and others you can dock a lot of systems to the NAS.
The project by Dan Mons is still in a relatively early phase, but is functional. And if you're in the mood for tinkering, want to turn a spare machine into a NAS, and don't want to build everything yourself, this might be a pretty good place to start.