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Old 11-04-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Wanting a small server...

Right im wanting to get a nice small server setup in my new apartment to share all my media around the house as i use my laptop to watch things on both the upstairs and downstairs PC's

I will most likely be putting my current extra SATA drives in it and will be adding more as time goes by.

Anyone got any ideas of a half decent spec which is also cheap :S
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If its just gonna be used for sharing, go for a bog standard celeron setup, with plenty of value ram. Might be worth getting a gigabit nic card(or two), and plenty of SATA Space.

Might be worth going for a board thats got SATA Raid onboard?
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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hmmmm so say

cheap celly/sepron cpu
cheapo mobo
512mb ram
only need 10/100 nic as router dont do gig and will mostly be sharing over wireless

What ruff specs for that? i shud be able to pick up that quite cheap tbh! then just need to find a huge case that i can dump loads of HDD's in im not bothered about Raid and stuff as it will just be soley for media storage and nothing more!
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how many users are we talking about? 5? i doubt there would be that many server requests at once to need a gigabit nic, (dont forget you need a gigbit switch too). after all hdds only really move what... 40mbs?

but as for the system spec, yeah i agree with milky
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not even that many Maggy, it will be 2 users max - main pc and laptop, thats it!

Its just somewhere to stick all my .avi and .mp3 without having to have my gaming PC on 24/7
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worth noting, if your seriously stapped for cash, do what i did. pick up a P2 500 off ebay for 15 quid, and slap 2*250gb IDE's in it. (mighthave to get an off board IDE controller tho as older controllers dont support 40gb+ .... do they rash? _)
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woot might have to do that myself with my p333 (only one cpu as yet)server im storing @ my dads till i get space
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im gunna look at getting my own cluster, not cos i need one. just so i can say "yeah i have my own linux cluster" ;D
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I got a P3 500 here if anyone wants it

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Buying a cheap server setup myself actualy from a mate at work, 1800 XP CPU, mobo and ram ect, gonna basicly do the same, whack it in a big case and just fill the case full of hard drives, i.e dont sell any old drives just add to them, should eventualy add up to a nice server with pleanty of space
Also thinking of putting this IDE raid card I have to use and getting a couple of IDE drives for mirroring for inportent data.
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I thought you said "impotent data" then... was like wtf?!
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I thought you said "impotent data" then... was like wtf?!
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #13
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Ok everyone, lets get off Milky's pen1s. The subject of his pen1s.

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Something like this looks ideal for me http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DiskZerver-Rac...QQcmdZViewItem
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not even that many Maggy, it will be 2 users max - main pc and laptop, thats it!

Its just somewhere to stick all my .avi and .mp3 without having to have my gaming PC on 24/7
If you're using a router or hub then go for an external hard drive. Would be cheaper than building a server.
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Old 13-04-2006, 08:56 AM   #19
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But would be resticted to just that HDD, i want a server as i will be needing lots of HDD space. I will also be taking out my current storage drives out of my gaming pc and just leaving my raptor in there...
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But how much space do you need? Even a 500G external hard drive would be cheaper than 500G worth of hard drives in a server. Unless you need more than that, in which case go for the server.
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